Sayre Glove (1977)
Early contributions to computer graphics included performances with real-time graphics accompanied by music and the use of its hardware and software for creating the computer animation of the Death Star "schematic" for the first Star Wars.
In 1976, based on an idea by colleague Rich Sayre, DeFanti and Sandin developed an inexpensive, lightweight glove to monitor hand movements; the Sayre Glove provided an effective method for multidimensional control, such as mimicking a set of sliders.
Projects in the 1970s through mid-1980s centered on video game technology, real-time computer animation on microcomputers, and interactive multimedia installations.
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