SIGGRAPH Conference Reveals New Augmented Reality Apps From Epson

Epson's New AR Glasses on Display at SIGGRAPHEarlier this month at SIGGRAPH 2015 Epson America, one of the exhibitors, was showing off new consumer and enterprise applications. At SIGGRAPH, which ran August 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, Epson showed off its apps for its Moverio BT-200 augmented reality smart glasses.

Before the event the company said, “Sean McCracken, an award-winning augmented reality smart glasses app developer and CEO of Imaginary Computer, will host a variety of tutorials that will provide attendees an up-close look at how he develops his ground-breaking augmented reality applications on the Moverio platform.”

The demos also showed off their “Mixed Reality VR/AR.” McCracken showcased his Maelstrom and AR-Man apps that “allow users to literally walk through and interact with a digital world via the Moverio’s transparent display.”

Other demos were the Medical Device Training, an AR Character Board Game app that helps train medical staff on new devices. Also, Drone Applications that include a new HDMI input solution from Colorado Video that allows inspire 1 DJI drone pilots to see what the drone is seeing on the Moverio BT-200 while still being able to maintain a clear line of sight were also on display.

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Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Ventures for Epson America says, “The variety of AR experiences and applications on the Moverio platform continues to rapidly expand and we’re eager to share the latest innovations at Siggraph 2015. From drones to training, to gaming and beyond, developers are creating the future of augmented reality on the Moverio platform.”

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