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DataGlove
DataGlove
Published: 2012/07/13
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An Interview with Mitch Altman (Inventor and Virtual Reality Pioneer from the 80
An Interview with Mitch Altman (Inventor and Virtual Reality Pioneer from the 80's)
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: hackertrips
Virtual Reality from 1990, Jaron Lanier, Eye phones,
Virtual Reality from 1990, Jaron Lanier, Eye phones,
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Clips & Footage
vpl.ca - Research
vpl.ca - Research
Published: 2008/02/08
Channel: Electriclibraryland
1990s Atari VPL Virtual Reality Research Lab, 90s Tech
1990s Atari VPL Virtual Reality Research Lab, 90s Tech
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: thekinolibrary
Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION
Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Veritasium
VPL Business Plan Video
VPL Business Plan Video
Published: 2015/06/03
Channel: Nick Temlett
Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future?
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Microsoft Research
Student Presentations: "Radicals in these Hills:  Oral Histories of Vermont in the 70s"
Student Presentations: "Radicals in these Hills: Oral Histories of Vermont in the 70s"
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: vplsara
Past, Present and Future of Virtual Reality
Past, Present and Future of Virtual Reality
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: 21 News
1990s Jaron Lanier Presents VPL Virtual Reality Glove
1990s Jaron Lanier Presents VPL Virtual Reality Glove
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: thekinolibrary
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: LogiaMedia
VPL E1 Photo
VPL E1 Photo's
Published: 2012/03/21
Channel: missionpaintballclub
VPL Event #3 the Cascadia Clash
VPL Event #3 the Cascadia Clash
Published: 2012/07/21
Channel: missionpaintballclub
Sandpaintings, 1992
Sandpaintings, 1992
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Deanna Morse
The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can
The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can't Have One Without the Other
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: CITRIS
SONY VPL-VW5000ES 雷射4K投影機 台北媒體發表會 全紀錄 (2016.10.18)【4K】
SONY VPL-VW5000ES 雷射4K投影機 台北媒體發表會 全紀錄 (2016.10.18)【4K】
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: 阿平電影院 i-PK MOVIE
Cyberpunk Documentary HD (1990)
Cyberpunk Documentary HD (1990)
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Project 2501
VAF Demo Night - $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector
VAF Demo Night - $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: LogiaMedia
Jaron Lanier Pt1.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt1.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Brain in Virtual Reality demo 1989
Brain in Virtual Reality demo 1989
Published: 2011/05/16
Channel: Phil Mercurio
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night - 4K
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night - 4K
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: LogiaMedia
Cyberspace - The New Explorers
Cyberspace - The New Explorers
Published: 2013/07/28
Channel: Timothy Leary
How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class
How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: CITRIS
PRIME INTEREST: Monetizing Your PRIVACY and the MONOPOLY on High Frequency Trading  [008]
PRIME INTEREST: Monetizing Your PRIVACY and the MONOPOLY on High Frequency Trading [008]
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: ThEconomyy
Jaron Lanier Pt3.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt3.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Jaron Lanier Pt2.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt2.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Jaron Lanier Pt5.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt5.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Jaron Lanier Pt4.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt4.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
MTBS-TV: Interview With Pantomime Corporation at Vision Summit 2016
MTBS-TV: Interview With Pantomime Corporation at Vision Summit 2016
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Neil Schneider
VPL E2 "Finals"
VPL E2 "Finals"
Published: 2012/05/01
Channel: missionpaintballclub
VPL
VPL's Man in the Moon
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Vancouver Public Library
Sony’s VPL-GTZ280 4K Projector
Sony’s VPL-GTZ280 4K Projector
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: DreamtekTV
Guide to the Teen Vortex
Guide to the Teen Vortex
Published: 2011/03/16
Channel: Vaughan Public Libraries
Scientists In Wonderland
Scientists In Wonderland
Published: 2007/12/18
Channel: evltube
Forming Communities - Flourish! 2011
Forming Communities - Flourish! 2011
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: Flourish Conference
VPL Event 4 The Fung Cup
VPL Event 4 The Fung Cup
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: missionpaintballclub
Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: Audiopedia
Virtual Boys: a film about VR by Andre Perkowski trailer
Virtual Boys: a film about VR by Andre Perkowski trailer
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: terminal pictures/Andre Perkowski
Fascinating new technology-Augmented Reality
Fascinating new technology-Augmented Reality
Published: 2009/08/07
Channel: evaamurri
SONY VPL-VW5000ES 雷射4K投影機 206吋大銀幕 震撼體驗全紀錄 (2016.10.15~17) 【4K】
SONY VPL-VW5000ES 雷射4K投影機 206吋大銀幕 震撼體驗全紀錄 (2016.10.15~17) 【4K】
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: 阿平電影院 i-PK MOVIE
March 2012 VPL Roadshow (Alan Wang)
March 2012 VPL Roadshow (Alan Wang)
Published: 2012/04/07
Channel: Jonathan Wu
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind San Francisco
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind San Francisco
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Startup Grind
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind 2014
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind 2014
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: Startup Grind
5 Self Publishing
5 Self Publishing
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: BC Libraries Cooperative
VPL Sports EP1 Copa America Ganador (links para mobil en la description)
VPL Sports EP1 Copa America Ganador (links para mobil en la description)
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: VPL Entertainment
Teslas missing papers book manuscrpits where ok ?here
Teslas missing papers book manuscrpits where ok ?here
Published: 2014/10/02
Channel: John Hutchison
Adele Myers - 2010/2011 VPL Lab Artist
Adele Myers - 2010/2011 VPL Lab Artist
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: vplsara
Candice Salyers - 2010-2011 VPL Lab Artist
Candice Salyers - 2010-2011 VPL Lab Artist
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: vplsara
Valhalla Pokémon League (VPL) S1W2 Battle Vs. Esquilo (Juventeis)
Valhalla Pokémon League (VPL) S1W2 Battle Vs. Esquilo (Juventeis)
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: TeslaMouse
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VPL Research was one of the first companies that developed and sold virtual reality products. It was founded by VR pioneer Jaron Lanier in 1985. VPL started in the corner of Lanier's cottage in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] "VPL" stood for "Visual Programming Languages", and Lanier said that the goal of the company was to create a visual programming language to bring programming to a mass audience.[2] In 1990, VPL Research filed for bankruptcy and in 1999 all of its patents were bought by Sun Microsystems.[3]

Products[edit]

A VPL Research DataSuit, a full-body outfit with sensors for measuring the movement of arms, legs, and trunk. Developed circa 1989. Displayed at the Nissho Iwai showroom in Tokyo

The Data Glove[edit]

This device originally started as an input system for computers. It was later used for virtual reality systems. Thomas Zimmerman invented the prototype of the Data Glove and began looking for other people to help work on it. The device was using 6502 microcontrollers. Zimmerman met Mitch Altman and asked him to join VPL part-time because Altman knew how to program the microcontrollers.[4]

The system was wired to a computer. It was interactive and contained fiber-optic bundles to track movements and orientation. That data would then be transmitted to the computer so that the information could be duplicated virtually. It allowed for people to manipulate and re-orient virtual objects. Applications for this wearable device centered on input computer control, gaming, and also the potential for remote surgery.

The EyePhone[edit]

This was a head mounted display (HMD) that was meant to immerse users into a computer simulation. It could track head movements. The headset used Fresnel lenses.[5]

The Data Suit[edit]

The DataSuit was a full-body outfit with sensors for measuring the movement of arms, legs, and trunk.

Team members[edit]

Core team
  • Jaron Lanier
  • Mitch Altman
  • Thomas Zimmerman
  • Jean-Jacques Grimaud - Co-founder, President, VP of Engineering[6]
  • Chuck Blanchard
  • Steve Bryson
  • Young Harvill – In his spare time, Harvill created a program called Swivel 3D which was used for creating computer art. It gave the users the ability to generate virtual worlds on a Macintosh computer. He licensed that software to VPL. Shortly after, Harvill joined VPL as their fourth employee in 1985. During his time there, he worked on a project called "Reality Built for Two (RB2)" which was the first VR system at that time. He also helped with the Data Glove as well.[7]
  • David Levitt
  • Marc deGroot
  • Mark Oberman
Associated people
  • Timothy Leary – When Leary got out of jail, he was interested in finding legal ways to explore consciousness which led him to working with individuals at VPL.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

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