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Eric Howlett

Engineering Manager

AdAge

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Employment History

Project Engineer for Heavy Military Electronics Division

General Electric Company


Inventor

LEEP Systems , Inc.


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www.leepvr.com

Eric Howlett
Eric Howlett Eric Howlett created the LEEP Panoramic Stereo Photography system. He pursued careers in engineering, as a marketing executive and as an entrepreneur, founding several companies - all in the Boston technology milieu. In the early 1980's, he invented the LEEP system, which has become the basis of VR imaging. He was a well-known pioneer of the VR industry, and delivered many talks and invited papers on wide angle stereoscopic video imagery. Over the course of 50 years, as founder and senior technologist of several technology-based companies, as project engineer for General Electric Heavy Military Electronics Division, and as Engineering Manager for Adage, Inc., Mr. Howlett has managed a broad range of design and development projects while continuing to make his own contributions. He has an ScB in Physics from M.I.T. Mr. Howlett has been called "...a backbone of the [virtual reality] industry. by Matrix Information Systems because of his invention of the optical system used in essentially all of the original VR head-mounted displays. A selection of Mr. Howlett's earlier papers, talks and publications follows: Son of Eric, Alex Howlett is a software developer who, unlike many people, is perfectly content to sit for 12 hours in front of a computer screen. In 1994 Eric Howlett's immersion in the optics and physiology of wide angle bore sudden fruit in the astonishing invention we now call Videowrap.


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Eric Howlett
Eric Howlett Eric Howlett is the creator of the LEEP Videowrap™ immersive display system. He has pursued careers in engineering, as a marketing executive and as an entrepreneur, founding several companies-all in the Boston technology milieu. In the early 1980's he invented the LEEP™ system of photography, which has become the basis of VR imaging. He is a well-known pioneer of the VR industry, has delivered many talks and invited papers on wide angle stereoscopic video imagery. Over the last 45 years, as founder and senior technologist of several technology-based companies, as project engineer for General Electric Heavy Military Electronics Division, and as Engineering Manager for Adage, Inc., Mr. Howlett has managed a broad range of design and development projects while continuing to make his own contributions. He has an ScB in Physics from M.I.T. Mr. Howlett has been called "...a backbone of the [virtual reality] industry. by Matrix Information Systems because of his invention of the optical system used in essentially all the original VR head-mounted displays. A selection of Mr. Howlett's earlier papers, talks and publications follows: In 1994 Eric Howlett's immersion in the optics and physiology of wide angle bore sudden fruit in the astonishing invention we now call Videowrap™.


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physicist, virtual reality pioneer Eric Howlett


www.leepvr.com

This particular slide is a picture of Eric Howlett, the inventor of the LEEP Panoramic Stereo Photography System.
Eric made this first slide before he filed the patent application and before he publicly disclosed the invention. The first public demonstration was in March 1980 at the Photographic Society of America conference in Las Vegas. The picture in the demonstration viewer that he carried around the conference was exactly this image, except of course, in color and of a higher resolution. He took the photo with a Speed Graphic carrying a specially made lens board with two lenses 2.5 inches apart. Because a 4" x 5" sheet of Kodachrome wasn't quite wide enough, he mounted the lenses at an angle matching the diagonal of the film and then he tilted the camera by the same angle. The lenses were two glass elements for each eye off the shelf at Edmund Scientific. To take the shot, he stood at about arm's length in front of the camera. Observe that his left arm is reaching out to the side of the camera to press the cable release of the focal plane shutter.


www.leepvr.com

Eric Howlett 1926-2011
Toiling in the basement of his Newton home in the 1980s, virtual reality pioneer Eric M. Howlett solved a key problem in the quest to experience far-flung and potentially dangerous places without ever leaving a comfortable chair


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