18.03.14

Armband used to control Epson AR display

A demo of the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses has shown how the augmented reality system can interact with a wearable Thalmic Labs Myo armband to control applications. Imaginary Computer, a developer of apps for wearable technology, put together the demo at SXSW in Austin, Texas which shows how the glasses and armband can be used to provide a second screen experience overlaid on top of a real-life field of vision.

This would allow users to keep a check on social media while watching TV or a live sports event.

In the video above, the system is described as a ‘3D gyro-based desktop system’ by Imaginary Computer CEO Sean McCracken, that works through a combination of arm movements (via the Myo armband) and additionally by the turn of a head while wearing the Moverio glasses.

We first wrote about the new Moverio smart glasses in January during CES in Las Vegas, read the story below;
http://www.inavateonthenet.net/article/69159/Epson-updates-AR-smart-glasses.aspx