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Virtual Reality Helmet Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Extent:
1.54 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Videotapes
Floppy disks
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the documentation that accompanied the donation of the helmet to the Museum. The following types of material were included: zip disc containing HMD project documents and applications; magazines containing articles relating to this project; 11 VHS format videotapes; technical manuals; and one oversized diagram.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1980s, NASA-Ames designed and developed a virtual reality head set for possible use in flight simulators and trainers. The impetus for the original design was for a fighter pilot's helmet and was based on research done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The helmet was one of the first prototype Virtual Reality systems, provided visual and audio information corresponding to position of user's head and hands.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James Humphries/NASA-Ames, Gift, 1997, 1999-0005, Public Domain?
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Virtual reality  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Flight simulators  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Videotapes
Floppy disks
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0005

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