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Women in engineering: Starting up Ford with VR


During her 30-year career at Ford Motor Company, Elizabeth Baron pioneered the use of virtual reality technology at the company. She was the principal inventor of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment, a highly realistic environment that allows designers and engineers to fully experience the interior and exterior of a virtual vehicle during the product development process. However, amazingly for most of her career developing this technology, she couldn't actually see it. Born with a condition known as stereo blindness, Baron could not see in 3D. She became fascinated in how the physical world is represented through the interplay of physics and light. more

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