Mounting Plate, Virtual Reality Headset

Mounting Plate, Virtual Reality Headset

     

This is the plate on which the NASA-Ames prototype "virtual reality" headset was mounted. The prototype headset was built out of a combination of custom electronics and mechanical parts, coupled with modified commercial video displays. During tests, the headset was mounted on a mannequin's head, which in turn was attached to this plate. The system was built in "breadboard" fashion--with components spread out for ease of repair or modification, whereas a final product would have been compactly packaged.

Transferred from the NASA Ames Research Center to the Museum in 1997.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
James Humphries

Type
EQUIPMENT-Tools

Materials
Aluminum, rubber
Dimensions
3-D: 30.5 x 30.5 x 1.3cm (12 x 12 x 1/2 in.)

This is the plate on which the NASA-Ames prototype "virtual reality" headset was mounted. The prototype headset was built out of a combination of custom electronics and mechanical parts, coupled with modified commercial video displays. During tests, the headset was mounted on a mannequin's head, which in turn was attached to this plate. The system was built in "breadboard" fashion--with components spread out for ease of repair or modification, whereas a final product would have been compactly packaged.

Transferred from the NASA Ames Research Center to the Museum in 1997.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
James Humphries

Type
EQUIPMENT-Tools

Materials
Aluminum, rubber
Dimensions
3-D: 30.5 x 30.5 x 1.3cm (12 x 12 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19970613001