TitleThe Sword of Damocles: Early head-mounted display
Dimensionsoverall: 3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in
Copyright HolderHarvard University
DescriptionHarvard computer graphics professor Ivan Sutherland created this virtual reality head-mounted display, jokingly referred to as “The Sword of Damocles” because of the large overhead beam required to support its weight. His student Bob Sproull assisted with the design. An early application showed a three-dimensional wire-frame virtual room that users like this man could explore by moving their heads.