Past and future of AR & VR

18 May 2020

When we talk about virtual reality and augmented reality, we realize that the whole world appears in a different vision. It changes our vision of the present and also about the future. So many doors are opening in all sectors with the help of these technologies. But what about the origins? Let’s discover together AR & VR history.

Past of AR & VR

Not many people know that the concept was born in 1838 ! Therefore, we can consider that with Charles Wheatstone’s stereoscope, we entered the road to a virtual future. By the help of this device, the users could see in 3D. But how? By looking into different holes with each eye and watching the same picture from two slightly different angles.

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In the same century Thomas Edison and William Dickson invented the kinetoscope and this was entirely changing from the static images to the moving pictures by using light and projecting 46 frames per second. Another cornerstone of AR & VR history…

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The present of AR & VR

With the combinaison of the development of these two technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality became the reality of today and the theme of a lot of futuristic movies. And so, a technology without limits for the future.

Just think about how the imagination of the people in the ‘90s was trying to project how all this can function. And now we are already far further than that… AR & VR history goes far: Augmented reality, virtual reality, VR glasses, WebAR, all new features and all new expressions merging each day to describe and help the evolution of this amazing world.

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Some AR & VR history in details

Come and discover with us with the help of this detailed infographic from HistoryDegree.net from where it came from and to where it goes.

And if you have an AR or VR project in mind, don’t forget that Swiss Tomato’s expert developer team is here for you to discuss your plans and the endless possibilities!

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Awards

Virtual Tomato Awards
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Best of Swiss Web 2019

Winner, Mobile Category
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Best of Swiss Apps 2019

Bronze, Enterprise Category
MCI Share app
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Best of Swiss Apps 2019

Top 5, AR/VR Category
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Best of Swiss Web 2019

Top 4, Innovation Category
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Best of Swiss Web 2019

Top 4, Mobile Category
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Developer of an Apple Featured App

(Top 0.2%), 2019
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Best of Swiss Web 2017

Top 3, Mobile Category
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Best of Swiss Web 2016

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Best of Swiss App 2015

Finalist, Mobile Category
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