Epson Sponsors Student-Driven Contest Encouraging Innovative Application Ideas for Moverio See-Through Display Smart Glasses

Epson Sponsors Student-Driven Contest Encouraging Innovative Application Ideas
           for Moverio See-Through Display Smart Glasses Technology

Winning Submissions to Receive Scholarships and Prizes Totaling More Than

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Epson America is sponsoring a
contest^1 encouraging innovation and design among the IEEE Computer Society
student community to drive next-generation application ideas for the Moverio™
BT-100 transparent wearable display glasses.Epson will be awarding a total of
$16,000 in scholarship money plus four pair of Moverio BT-100 glasses to
contest winners, including a Grand Prize scholarship totaling $8,000. To
participate, students may post either a short video reply on the Moverio
YouTube channel or submit an essay between 100 and 1,000 word in length, and
fill out the official entry form on Epson's website by April 30, 2013.Each
submission will be judged based on several criteria, including creativity,
novelty, practicality of implementation, and benefit to humanity. Epson is
honored to have IEEE Computer Society judge the submissions.


"The IEEE Computer Society student community is brimming with ideas the world
has yet to hear about, and we are eager to see where their creativity takes
them," said Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Products, Epson America.
"Smart glasses like the Moverio BT-100 are part of a new medium poised to make
an incredible impact on the way we experience and engage with a range of
multimedia content. This initiative is intended to encourage the student
community to identify novel, yet practical applications for this emerging
category of see-through wearable display glasses."

Powered by a handheld Android controller, Moverio smart glasses allows users
to enjoy digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen^2 that appears
to be floating in the user's real world environment. The unique
characteristics of the see-through wearable display glasses provide for an
endless number of applications, including but not limited to: augmented
reality, real-time text transcription, and visualization.

"This initiative is a unique opportunity for IEEE Computer Society student
members," said Brian Kirk, lead editor of IEEE Pervasive magazine. "Rewarding
collaboration and creativity with scholarship funds and a Moverio BT-100 and
is a great way to encourage academic advancement and real-world application
ideas. We're looking forward to judging the ideas submitted."

The contest runs from January 1 through April 30, 2013 and is open to IEEE
Computer Society student members who attend an accredited community college or
university in the United States or Canada (except for Quebec).

More About the Moverio BT-100

  oPerceived Screen Size: Equivalent to viewing an 80-inch image from 16.4
    ft. or 5m away^2
  oqHD Display Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels
  oEnhanced Mobility:Rechargeable battery offers nearly six hours of battery
  oRemovable Memory:Built-in card slot supports up to 32GB microSDHC card
  oDownload and Go:Transfer content, games and apps over Wi-Fi^®4 or USB to
    the included 4GB microSDHC card
  oInnovative Navigation:Touch-enabled track pad and navigational buttons
    enable easy interaction of content

Additional information about the Moverio student contest is available online
at, and students interested in participating can also
visit www.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges
from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices.
Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers
customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision
technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more
than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its
ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which
it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's
regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more
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About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization
and the trusted information and career-development source for a global
workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software
engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for
technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, IEEE Computer Society
is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality,
state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society
provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together,
includingtechnical conferences,publications, and a comprehensivedigital
library, uniquetraining webinars,professional training, and aTechLeader
Training Partner Program (T2P2)to help organizations increase their staff's
technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for
technology leaders, visit

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark, Moverio is a trademark and EPSON Exceed
Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other
product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

1.    See official rules at
2.    Perceived image is equivalent to viewing an 80-inch image from 16.4
feet or 5 meters away.
3.    Battery life may vary considerably depending on applications used,
device settings (for example: Wi-Fi on or off, brightness setting), and
4. Supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n; level of performance subject to the range
of the router being used.

SOURCE Epson America

Contact: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5683,; Patrick Gevas, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200,
ext. 1051,
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