5 Interesting Historical Facts about Augmented Reality
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Who knew augmented reality debuted in 1968?

5 Interesting Historical Facts about Augmented Reality

Who knew augmented reality debuted in 1968?

Ivan Sutherland creates the first head-mounted display -1968

The first head mounted display system was developed in 1968, using computer-generated graphics to show users simple wireframe drawings.

The 1st & Ten Line system is broadcast by Sportvision - 1998

NFL debuts one of the first augmented reality projects. Sportvision casts the first virtual yellow first down marker during a live nfl game.

NASA utilizes augmented reality - 1999

The NASA X-38 spacecraft is flown using an augmented reality dashboard for flying navigation. The AR interface overlayed map data to provide enhanced visual direction for pilots.

The debut of Google Glass - 2014

Google announces shipment for Google Glass devices for consumers, thus starting the trend of wearable augmented reality.

AR/VR investment sky rises - 2016

Augmented reality and virtual reality investment reach $1.1 Billion this year

Visit augment.com/blog to learn more about AR!

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benjSilver CommaStoryteller
a year agoReply
AR is soooo insane! You should make 5 interesting facts about the future of AR too!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
Indeed such an exciting space! Looks like many people were ahead of the curve on this trend. Really crazy that AR had beginnings so early though, only to be fully explored in 2015/2016