I was one of the lucky folks who got to pre-order the Epson Moverio BT-200 device a couple of months ago. I was pleasantly surprised when I received a note yesterday that the device had already shipped. Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses are now available on EPSON.com for $700. Here is how they work:
Micro projectors located on each side of the eyeglasses project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment. In addition, the Moverio BT-200 glasses contain sensors such as a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetic compass for head-motion tracking and hands-free navigation. A front-facing camera for video and image capture also detects real-world markers for augmented reality (AR) applications.
Has EPSON nailed it this time around? That remains to be seen. But playing around with devices like this could give developers ideas for their future projects. If you love developing for Android, you can try to see what you can accomplish with this pair of glasses.