Epson recently launched the world’s lightest OLED binocular see-through smart glass, the Epson Moverio BT-300. This is the third generation augmented reality smart glass from Epson. Compact, lightweight, and designed for hands-free operability, the smart glass has micro projectors on each side. This device projects transparent overlays of digital content in the user’s field of view allowing them to see the information simultaneously while being able to see the real-world environment.
In terms of weight, it is 20% lighter compared to the previous BT-200. This new smart glass has a front-facing 5-megapixel HD camera and equipped with intelligent tracking sensors that can detect spatial and dimensional positioning. A key feature is that users can take HD-quality video and photos hands-free. There is an LED that indicates the camera is recording.
Inside that small frame is a quad core Intel Atom processor and Android OS 5.1. Battery lasts up to 6 hours of heavy use. Epson is working with third party partners and vendors to develop applications for use. One of which is DJI, a leading maker of drones.
For drone enthusiasts, there is an optimized DJI app for the Epson Moverio BT-300. Drone pilots will be able to see the field of view (FPV) as if they are inside the drone, while maintaining a line of sight with their aircraft. This is perfect for both hobbyist and professionals alike doing aerial photography and videography purposes.
Prosumers will find this device useful. There are a lot of possible applications for this device as this can be operated hands-free with digital overlay of display. Some of which are specifically from the healthcare industry to retail, and even manufacturing.
Epson Moverio BT-300 will be available in the first quarter of 2017 across the Southeast Asia region (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines).