This movie introduced to the wider population the concept of 'Virtual Reality' and it was loosely based on Jaron's work at JPL.
Through his company VPL research Jaron developed a range of virtual reality gear including the Dataglove along with Tom Zimmerman and the EyePhone head mounted display. Predating digital computing, the Sensorama was a mechanical device.
This is widely viewed as the first flight simulator and included motors that mimicked the feel of controls and also moved to simulate turbulence and other disturbances.
The Sensorama was intended to fully immerse the individual in the film. Making a name for itself 19?? February 28th, DepositPhotos You would be forgiven if you thought that the current wave of virtual reality headsets was a modern phenomenon.
Some units were also networked together for a multi-player gaming experience. The VR and graphics-related patents were later bought by Sun Microsystems.