What Will You Create With Moverio?
As the world's first Android powered, see-through, wearable display, the Moverio BT-100 is rife with possibilities for app developers. The side-by-side 3D technology, quarter HD screen, interactive trackpad, smart navigation menus, and Android platform are just some of the highlights the BT-100 has to offer. Unlike many competitive products, Moverio allows users to view streaming video over Wi-Fi®, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a "floating" 80-inch perceived1 screen that is projected into the user's real environment. Designed for on-the-go consumers looking to enhance their everyday world, relevant content can mean anything from interactive games and 3D entertainment to practical customizations for business or home. That's where you come in. If you're an Android developer looking to add a new dimension to your apps, we want to hear from you.
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App: Rotation Locker App
MadMack is an experienced Android developer and active contributor to a number of Android forums and discussion boards. His app, Rotation Locker, unlocks portrait based content and rotates it into landscape mode, where it can then be experienced as it was meant to be on the Moverio BT-100 — in wide screen. This app makes navigating the menu based content on Netflix, playing certain games and reading large chunks of text a whole lot easier. Download the app here.
Project: Moverio BT-100/ARDrone integration
Thomas is an experienced programmer, hacker, and self-described “tech geek.” We think he is incredibly talented, and feel privileged that he has taken an interest in the Moverio BT-100. His project pairs the Moverio BT-100 with Parrot's ARDrone, a quadricopter with two cameras. Utilizing Moverio's Android-powered handset, Thomas can fly, watch, and see what the ARDrone sees midflight as it hovers and lands. In other words, the transparent BT display makes it possible to control flight while simultaneously watching the drone and the live video feed from the drone's cameras (on the 80-inch projected screen). The app also lets users toggle between the drone's two cameras, mounted at the head and base of the copter. His project has been featured on Engadget, Slashgear, the Verge, Ubergizmo, and more. Be sure and track his progress at www.twitter.com/trsohmers and www.trsohmers.com.
Invitation for Developers to Participate in App Development
Have an interesting app idea? Please apply for our 90-day evaluation program by filling out this application form. You will get a FREE Moverio BT-100 headset, if we like your app and post it on Amazon Appstore for Android or Opera App Store.
Team up with Epson to Create an Even Better Moverio Experience
We are looking to provide a few forward thinking developers with a video board featured on Engadget, which allows the Moverio BT-100 to receive composite video inputs, opening it up to an exciting number of possibilities. If you have an idea for Moverio using the video board, we would love to hear them. Please fill out this application form and let us know what you have in mind. If selected, you will receive an input board to begin working on your idea!
Welcome to the New Epson Moverio Developer Program
This is where you'll find the latest information about future generations of Moverio, program updates, news articles, and free developer tools to start building apps. This is also the place to come if you're interested in experiencing Moverio in person. Your next opportunity to do so will be at CEDIA EXPO 2012 on September 5th-8th. We'll be listing additional locations and times as they become available. Get started thinking about the wide range of possibilities Moverio has to offer by checking out one insider's first impression of Moverio at CES 2012.
“After day 3 of CES 2012, I've seen a total of one — yes, only one — product that has completely blown my mind. That product is the Epson Moverio BT-100 — the world's first-ever 3D, transparent head-mount display unit, powered by our beloved Android OS...”
Read the entire article by Tony Simons in AndroidSPIN.
Inviting all IEEE CS Students to pitch your “next generation” application ideas for the Moverio BT-100 headset. Enter the contest for a chance to win up to $8,000 and a Moverio BT-100 unit.
Moverio in the Media
Detailed Overview of the Moverio BT-100
Watch Anna Jen, Director of New Business Development, presenting the Moverio BT-100 at Siggraph 2012 in Los Angeles.
“When you wear these glasses you have a virtual display in front of you,” noted Anna Jen.
Demonstration: Areal Videography Using Epson Moverio BT-100
Watch aerial photographer Casey Van Nyhuis demonstrate how he uses the Moverio BT-100 headset to control the quadrocopter while maintaining constant visual contact throughout its flight.
Moverio BT-100 Presented at Siggraph 2012
Watch Joseph Chen at Siggraph 2012 demonstrate Moverio in an FPV (First Person Viewer) application. His project utilizes a Kyosho rock crawler, an off the shelf webcam, and a standard Android IP cam app.
Moverio BT-100 Featured on ABC 7
Epson Moverio BT-100 has been featured on a segment on ABC7 News highlighting its application of augmented reality through integration with Android phone technology. A demonstration of the headset shows how information is superimposed on top of the real world.
“In less than five years, this type of technology will be incorporated into everyone's normal sunglasses, or regular glasses,” explained Eric Mizufuka.
Moverio BT-100 Presented at Augmented Reality Event
Moverio BT-100 was featured at the largest international Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara on May 8th-9th 2012. Footage taken from the Event demonstrates how augmented reality can be used in practical applications, such previewing a new hairstyle.
Qualcomm spokesman Jay Wright adds, “It's really turning the camera of your mobile device into an eye, so your camera is able to recognize certain objects in the environment.”
Tradeshows & Press Activities
February 12-14 - ATX WEST 2013 (Anaheim, California)
Experience the Moverio BT-100 with Epson at the Automation Technology Expo West - the West Coast's premier automation expo. ATX West will feature the world's leading automation suppliers who will showcase the latest technological advances in the fields of custom automation and assembly, robotics, control software, motors, drives, and motion control.
March 6-7 - ATX SOUTH 2013 (Orlando, Florida)
Join Epson at the Automation Technology Expo South and immerse yourself in the Moverio BT-100 experience. Featuring the latest technologies in the fields of automation, robotic, vision and motion control presented by some of the biggest names in the automation industry, this is a show you will not want to miss!
Develop for the Moverio BT-100
Developing a new app or accessory for the BT-100 couldn't be easier. Download the SDK, develop a killer app for the BT-100 and then submit your application for review. Epson is also interested in cool or interesting projects that incorporate the BT-100. We thoroughly review your application and upon approval, include it with future generations of Moverio.
Kernel Source Code Moverio BT-100
Source code and materials for creating your app are available upon request.
Access Android SDK
The Android SDK has the tools, sample code and docs you need to start creating apps for the Moverio Display.
Have a Great App or Cool Project?
Epson may be interested in supporting your efforts.
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1 Perceived image is equivalent to viewing an 80” image from 16.4 feet (5 meters) away