Moverio gives guided tours in Japan

Moverio BT-200 becomes a virtual tour guide for demos in Japan

Moverio gives guided tours in Japan

In partnership with Asukamura (a village in Nara Prefecture, Japan), the Ikeuchi Laboratory of Tokyo University, and Tokyo-based AsukaLab Inc., Epson will demonstrate the "Kofun Virtual Guide" using the new Moverio BT-200 smart glasses.

BT-200 helps you see things differently

Asukamura and Tokyo University have been working together since 2004 on "Virtual Asukakyo," a project in which Asuka, an ancient capital of Japan, is recreated using computer-generated images and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Epson will provide 10 pairs of Moverio BT-200 smart glasses for use in a joint demonstration associated with this project. The Moverio smart-glasses will be tested with an Augmented Reality application to allow interested visitors to use the Kofun Virtual Guide service to view 3D images depicting the construction of the Ishibutai Kofun. Visitors will be able to enjoy amazing stereoscopic, 360-degree panoramic computer-generated images - all overlaid on the real-world environment.

Asukamura will use this demonstration to evaluate the advantages of see-through smart-glasses and identify potential issues as it explores practical uses for tourist guide services and systems that virtually recreate ruins.

Epson's vision for Moverio

Epson believes that the Moverio's binocular, transparent display and hands-free navigation offers users a new way of seeing the world by transforming the way they experience and interact with the world around them. The Moverio technology platform can serve as a foundation for the development of new visual tools in a wide variety of consumer and commercial fields.

About Moverio

Sporting a sleek, light design, the Moverio BT-200 smart glasses offer the ability to enjoy crystal-clear video entertainment, games, music and web content, anytime and anywhere. With transparent lenses and motion tracking sensors that make navigation hands-free, Moverio projects see-through digital content onto the real world so users can enjoy a compelling AR experience while still being able to see their surroundings. The ways smart glasses can be used are rapidly expanding with the development of an increasingly diverse range of applications.

How does the demo work?