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Photo: Developers of portable equipment in the 90s

Reddit found a photo from the 90s, where engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) posed with various portable devices.

For the first time the picture was published on the site of one of the developers (standing on the left) Steve Mann (Steve Mann) in 1996. The picture was taken to a camera that was controlled wirelessly.

In the photo, a team of engineers who worked on the development of wearable devices. They worked on a full-fledged portable computer: its motherboards, modems and batteries could be placed on the body together with VirtuaBoy glasses, a keyboard and headphones. The approximate cost of such a kit was estimated at 7 thousand dollars.

Steve Mann became one of the pioneers in the field of portable technology, he created the first portable computer with a 6502 processor, which was mounted on a steel frame in a backpack. The developer also assembled the world’s first underwater musical instrument hydraulophone and invented one of the first glasses of the augmented reality of EyeTap.

Photo of Steve Mann
Photo of Steve Mann

 

 

 

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