In 2010, Palmer Luckey created the first prototype of the Oculus Rift. which would popularize virtual reality again (Dormehl, 2017). The Oculus Rift promises high quality HMDs to mimic the real world and a onsumer-grade Oculus Rift CV1 became available for the general public in 2016. Gear VR by Samsung and powered by Oculus, is a wireless device which relies on the technology of a smartphone to create an immersive virtual experience (AguayoMoro, Cochrane, Stromberga & NarayanStirling, 2017).
History of VD in Video format by Reality Check:
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