Epson Demonstrating Moverio 'Smart Glasses' Hands-Free User Interface at
Google I/O 2013
Epson Showcasing APX Labs' Northstar User Interface Integrating the YouTube
API at Developers Sandbox
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America will be showcasing
an app that enables hands-free access to YouTube videos on its Moverio™ BT-100
"smart glasses" at the Google I/O Developers Sandbox, May 15-17 at the Moscone
Center in San Francisco.
In a demo at Google I/O, attendees will be able to select, play, rewind,
fast-forward and pause YouTube videos displayed on the Moverio smart glasses
with a simple nod, tilt, or turn of the head.
Integrating the latest YouTube API, the app was developed by APX Labs of
Herndon, Va. and utilizes the company's Northstar user interface.APX Labs
added a 9-axis motion sensor containing a gyroscope, accelerometer and a
magnetometer to the Moverio glasses so the user can interact hands-free with
head movements on the YouTube video wall.
Based on the Android platform, Epson's Moverio BT-100 smart glasses feature
micro-projection technology inside the head-set that enables a floating
80-inch display to appear in the center of the user's field of view. Moverio
can power an endless array of applications, such as 3D augmented reality,
real-time text transcription and night vision, in any number of industries.
"The Northstar user interface from APX Labs demonstrates the exciting
innovation that is possible with the Moverio BT-100 smart glasses," said Eric
Mizufuka, product manager, New Products, Epson America. "Just one of the
groundbreaking apps created for our platform, we hope it inspires developers
attending Google I/O to create their own vision of the future with Moverio."
"Epson has been a tremendous partner in our development of hands-free smart
glasses solutions, providing us with a high-quality product with superb optics
in addition to being completely accessible," said Jay Kim, director, research
and development, APX Labs. "They empowered us to work on this fun sample
application of our novel user interface."
Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical,
in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and
partners. The Developer Sandbox showcases demos from a wide range of
developers who have built applications based on technologies and products that
are featured at I/O.
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
about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.
You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook
(http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube
About APX Labs
APX Labs has been delivering mission-critical software for smart glasses since
2010. To learn more about the company, please visit www.apx-labs.com.
SOURCE Epson America
Contact: Valerie Christopherson or Mike Kilroy, both of Global Results
Communications (GRC), +1-949-306-6476, firstname.lastname@example.org
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