Ralph H. Baer
Ralph Henry Baer, founder and chief engineer of R.H. Baer Consultants, is widely known as the “Father of the Home Video Game.” Mr. Baer’s greatest successes have been in the areas of interactive video entertainment, education and training for both consumer and military applications, and in the creation of novel electronic toys and games. He helped pioneer the popularity of single-chip, microprocessor-controlled games such as Milton-Bradley’s SIMON—still on the market today 30 years after its first appearance. His long-term work within the electronic toy and game industry has resulted in hundreds of novel products and paved the way for a mega-industry of over $11 billion annually. In 1996, he was awarded with the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States for his accomplishments. An IEEE Life Senior Member, Mr. Baer holds 150 U.S. and foreign patents.