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Tom Furness (Grandfather of AR and VR) - "Being the Future" at AWE 2015
Tom Furness (Grandfather of AR and VR) - "Being the Future" at AWE 2015
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: Augmented World Expo (AWE)
Grandfather of VR, Tom Furness on Embodied Cognition : AWE 2017
Grandfather of VR, Tom Furness on Embodied Cognition : AWE 2017
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Embodied Reality
HITD601 - Guest Lecture Tom Furness
HITD601 - Guest Lecture Tom Furness
Published: 2012/03/02
Channel: hitlabnz
Tom Furness Interview at AWE 2017
Tom Furness Interview at AWE 2017
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: VizWorld
Tom Furness on Magic Leap
Tom Furness on Magic Leap's Virtual Retinal Display
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: aug·men·ted re·al·i·ty
Tom Furness (Virtual World Society): Falling in Love with Learning in Virtual Worlds in the Home
Tom Furness (Virtual World Society): Falling in Love with Learning in Virtual Worlds in the Home
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Augmented World Expo (AWE)
Dr. Tom Furness, Visualant (VSUL)
Dr. Tom Furness, Visualant (VSUL)
Published: 2012/02/22
Channel: VisualantVideo
Tom Furness (Virtual World Society): Unlocking Minds & Linking Hearts…
Tom Furness (Virtual World Society): Unlocking Minds & Linking Hearts…
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Augmented World Expo (AWE)
HDI4D Workshop Feb 2016 - 2. Keynote Speech - Putting Places into People - Prof. Thomas Furness III
HDI4D Workshop Feb 2016 - 2. Keynote Speech - Putting Places into People - Prof. Thomas Furness III
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: hitlabnz
HITD601 - Guest Lecture Tom Furness Part 2
HITD601 - Guest Lecture Tom Furness Part 2
Published: 2012/11/10
Channel: hitlabnz
Albert (Audio Production - 2009)
Albert (Audio Production - 2009)
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: TheERSchannel
KMDI Speaker Series: Tom Furness
KMDI Speaker Series: Tom Furness
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: KMDI Toronto
Understanding Virtual Reality
Understanding Virtual Reality
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Risk Group LLC
Furness Railway Edward (TTTE Merchandise 2).
Furness Railway Edward (TTTE Merchandise 2).
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: Koala Bear1997
Jay Furness Battle Ground
Jay Furness Battle Ground
Published: 2009/08/13
Channel: TAKEABIGFALL
Sir Handel 4K Video Test #2 (Motorized Bandai TECS) | Sodor Scratchbuilding
Sir Handel 4K Video Test #2 (Motorized Bandai TECS) | Sodor Scratchbuilding
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: cudak888
bandai gangstas
bandai gangstas
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: Rustyfishplate
Virtual Reality Head Mounted Displays
Virtual Reality Head Mounted Displays
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: paul jackson
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 1
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 1
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: hitlabnz
HITD602/603 - Guest Lecture - Prof. Tom Furness - March 03
HITD602/603 - Guest Lecture - Prof. Tom Furness - March 03
Published: 2014/03/17
Channel: hitlabnz
HITD602/603 - Guest Lecture - Prof. Tom Furness - March 04
HITD602/603 - Guest Lecture - Prof. Tom Furness - March 04
Published: 2014/03/17
Channel: hitlabnz
La Nuova Musica
La Nuova Musica
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: TallWallMedia
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 4
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 4
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: hitlabnz
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 3
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 3
Published: 2013/03/19
Channel: hitlabnz
Steeple Climb
Steeple Climb
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: Scott Montgomery
Answer Time
Answer Time
Published: 2012/09/09
Channel: WildNorWester
J.C - Keynote++ of Thomas Furness, Campus Party 2016 (/!\ Sound Lag)
J.C - Keynote++ of Thomas Furness, Campus Party 2016 (/!\ Sound Lag)
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Jams Center
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 2
Tom Furness: Thinking About Human Interface Technology Part 2
Published: 2013/03/14
Channel: hitlabnz
NWR Origins Episode II: Two
NWR Origins Episode II: Two's Company
Published: 2015/12/07
Channel: Thomas1Edward2Henry3
Niko
Niko's Fight Night 3: Jason Furness vs Jack Kidd
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: NIKOFIGHTNIGHT
To Tell the Truth - Inventor of K-rations; Miss Australia (Mar 6, 1961)
To Tell the Truth - Inventor of K-rations; Miss Australia (Mar 6, 1961)
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
German Cruiser, SMS Emden, III, serving as a training ship, departs  Wilhelmshave...HD Stock Footage
German Cruiser, SMS Emden, III, serving as a training ship, departs Wilhelmshave...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: CriticalPast
The In-furness Railway Series Teaser Trailer
The In-furness Railway Series Teaser Trailer
Published: 2015/03/15
Channel: Narrow Gauge
Classic Television Commercials (Part III) (1948)
Classic Television Commercials (Part III) (1948)
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: UltimateArchive
MHIT Lecture - 23-Feb-2016 Evaluation
MHIT Lecture - 23-Feb-2016 Evaluation
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: hitlabnz
Broken Up What a Shame - Taking the Layout Down
Broken Up What a Shame - Taking the Layout Down
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: sparkshot
Adventure on the Ile de France
Adventure on the Ile de France
Published: 2010/01/12
Channel: Thomas Wilson
Severn Valley Railway March 2012 Steam Gala
Severn Valley Railway March 2012 Steam Gala
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: Gordon Thomas
Message "Build Your Faith"
Message "Build Your Faith"
Published: 2008/09/22
Channel: wordislifepicayune
CSFC7 Sam Barker vs Zi Shah
CSFC7 Sam Barker vs Zi Shah
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Caged Steel
Tales of The NWR - #2: What
Tales of The NWR - #2: What's Your Name?
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Oliver Duck
Sacred Heart Rancho Vs  Ressurection
Sacred Heart Rancho Vs Ressurection
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: SHSVB
Mean Joe Green  - Coca-Cola  Ad
Mean Joe Green - Coca-Cola Ad
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: Levi Moore
The Majestic Plastic Bag   A Mockumentary - Nederlands ondertiteld
The Majestic Plastic Bag A Mockumentary - Nederlands ondertiteld
Published: 2014/04/16
Channel: Muminah Tromp
Greg Wilson Sept-Dec Highlights of 2010 highlights
Greg Wilson Sept-Dec Highlights of 2010 highlights
Published: 2010/12/24
Channel: GregWilson2012
James Saville: CWFC Fight Night 7 pre-fight interview
James Saville: CWFC Fight Night 7 pre-fight interview
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: Cage Warriors TV
James Saville GWC Vlog Part I
James Saville GWC Vlog Part I
Published: 2013/06/24
Channel: Your MMA
Charlie Chaplin - Chaplinesque movie :  Graham K. Furness
Charlie Chaplin - Chaplinesque movie : Graham K. Furness
Published: 2011/03/22
Channel: agkfz
Red Rock Rumble II Noah Lawson VS. Scott Pike
Red Rock Rumble II Noah Lawson VS. Scott Pike
Published: 2009/08/12
Channel: TheCole22084
Darren Jackson vs Scott Campbell - 76kg
Darren Jackson vs Scott Campbell - 76kg 'N Class
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: MTB Boxing
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Thomas A. Furness III
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Born April 19, 1943
Canton, North Carolina
Nationality American
Occupation Inventor, Professor, and Virtual Reality Pioneer
Spouse(s) Linda P. Furness (married 1965-present)
Children 2

Thomas A. Furness III is an American inventor, professor, and virtual reality pioneer based in Seattle, Washington. He is a Professor in the University of Washington Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington and its sister labs at the University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania.[1][2] Known for his contributions in developing human interface technology, he has earned the title, "Grandfather of Virtual Reality."[3][4][5][6][7]

Furness recently received the first-ever lifetime achievement award for his 50 years service in the field of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augment reality) from the Augment World Expo in Santa Clara, California.

In addition to being a professor at the University of Washington, he is also the general manager and owner of the RATLab (Rocking and Thinking Laboratory), an engineering research and development company.

Early life[edit]

Born in Canton, North Carolina, on April 19, 1943, to Margaret Nash Furness and Thomas A. Furness Jr., Furness was the older of two boys. At a young age, Furness was driven, brilliant, and curious about technology. He spent much of his childhood disassembling and building electronics in a lab he built in the basement of his parent’s home. He won the state science fair as a teen, and graduated from Enka High School in 1961. Upon graduation, Furness went on to attend Duke University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

He was commissioned in the Air Force and sent to Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, from September 1966 to 1989. During this time, he developed advanced cockpits for fighter aircraft. It was also during this time that Furness completed his PhD at the University of Southampton in England (1977–79). In 1965, Furness married his high school sweetheart Linda Pearce, and the two had 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Furness arrived at the University of Washington in the fall of 1989 and founded the HITLab (Human Interface Technology Lab).

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