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The many uses for Epson’s Moverio BT300 augmented reality smart glasses

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Epson’s third-generation of its remarkable Moverio augmented reality glasses have just been released and offers a variety of impressive uses whether it’s in the gym, in a museum or flying a drone.

The Moverio BT300 smart glasses incorporate digital display technology which puts information in the users eyeline while still being able to see the world around.

Unlike VR goggles which shuts the user in when viewing the content, Epson’s Moverio BT300 allow for transparent augmented reality.

The Epson smart glasses have a number of interesting uses by individuals, companies and the government including surgery, emergency service and rescue operations, the VR learning, AR learning and drone flying.

The BT300 can also be used for tourism with the ability to present information inside the glasses without obscuring the object are looking at.

In museums and galleries, it’s also possible to augment what the person is looking at with relevant information while they are still looking at the item of interest.

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In medical school, the Epson Moverio BT300 smart glasses can be used in training and even while performing surgery with the relevant information and data about the procedure visible to the doctor without taking his eye off the patient.

During a medical consultation, the doctor wearing the smartglasses could have a checklist of questions to ask displayed in the glasses so they are looking at the patient rather than down at a computer or tablet.

In an emergency service operation, the Epson BT300 could be used for training purposes to immerse the student into a simulated situation it would be as close to reality as you could get.

In industry, they could also be used to instruct a person about a build or repair with augmented reality information so they can easily identify parts and follow procedures more easily.

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In the gym, the Epson Moverio BT300 can be used on an exercise bike to provide all of your data in your eyeline or transport you to an entirely new location like you’re taking part at the Tour de France.

The smart glasses could be used in a theatre or cinema to provide subtitles and other information during the performance or screening.

Drone pilots could also use the BT300 smartglasses while they are flying.

Instead of using a smartphone or tablet as their screen, the pilot could connect the Moverio smart glasses to the controller so the view from the drone’s camera as well as all the information about the UAV is displayed in the glasses.

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This way the pilot can easily frame images and photos and access all the relevant flight data without taking their eyes off the drone.

In the sporting world, the Epson Moverio BT300 smart glasses are used by the Grand Prix world champion Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team for the car’s engineering development.

The Manchester United football club is able to analyse the players using augmented reality thanks to the BT300.

The lightweight smart glasses are powered by a quad core Intel Atom X5 processor and runs the Android 5.1 operating system.

Also included is a 5-megapixel front facing camera while onboard sensors allow for objects to be precisely located in the real world.

The SiOLED projection system can render unlocked 3D content to these objects without any background or edges in the field of view.

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“The Epson Moverio BT300 are the first real smart glasses to have truly made it into the mainstream with their wide variety of uses and apps in the consumer, government and commercial worlds,” says Epson Australia Consumer Division General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Bruce Bealby.

“They represent a major leap forward in mobile AR smart eyewear with their comfortable, lightweight form factor and powerful display engine.

“The transition from LCD backlit projection to Si-OLED enables higher contrast levels, a wider colour gamut and true display transparency which makes it game-changing technology.”

The Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses are available now at www.epson.com.au for AUD$1,199.00 and at www.epson.co.nz at a price of NZ$1,299.00.

Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of the Epson Moverio BT300 in the coming weeks.