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The view from Inside Epson's Moverio smart glasses program

A Tale of Two Displays

Two years ago, Epson released the Moverio BT-100, our first wearable display system. We released it and have been working with developers ever since. And they had lots to say:

• They wanted a front facing camera.
• They felt it was too bulky and wanted it smaller and lighter.
• They didn’t want a daughter card to be required to get video out.
• And they wanted motion sensors.

So, we listened and built the Moverio BT-200

Here’s a quick comparison of the two products:

the_two_moverios

4 Comments

  1. Medhat says:

    Hi,

    I am an Android developer, and I just wanted to be sure that I can access motion sensors readings (data) and develop my app as a normal Android app (i.e. there is no custom OS here that I have to deal with), it is just Android 4.0, isn’t it?

    Regards,
    Medhat

    • Eric Mizufuka says:

      Hi Medhat –

      Great question. You absolutely have access to the motion sensor data. Most apps can be directly ported to the device w/out an issue. I’ll make you a deal – send me your app and I’ll post a “behind the glasses” video of it running on the BT-200. Just contact me via twitter @wteric.

      thanks!
      Eric

  2. Tinta says:

    Aswesome stuff! Check out the difference in weight. Cheers Andres

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