In the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division of NASA's
Ames Research Center, an interactive Virtual Interface
Environment Workstation (VIEW) was developed as a new
kind of media-based display and control environment that
is closely matched to human sensory and cognitive capabilities.
The first VIEW system developed at NASA Ames [evolved
from the VIVED (Virtual Interface Environment Display)
system designed by former head scientist Michael McGreevy]
was literally a motorcycle helmet with a visor attachment
containing two small liquid crystal displays screens of
100-by-100-pixel resolution. Several interations of this
first protype have resulted in a much lighter, less claustrophobic
headset, with a long-term goal of designing a visor-like
display package worn on the head.