Ivan Sutherland’s experimental 3-D display

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Date Introduced
1968
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 5 x 16 x 12 in
Manufacturer
Harvard University
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Video; Monitor; Damocles; Sword; Output
Object ID
X1044.90

This ungainly device was probably the first head-mounted stereoscopic display. It was called the Sword of Damocles, because it was suspended from the ceiling to reduce the weight pressing on the wearer’s head.