New Drone Edition Smart Glasses Taking Drones and VR To A New High!
When the virtual world meets the real world things start to get really interesting. When it virtual reality meeting modern drone technology it is bound to something amazing and fun.Sure military drone pilots do it all the time right, here we are talking about commercially available drones and affordable virtual reality ( VR ) glasses or headsets.
This is were VR tech starts to move past being just for video gamers. VR linked drones can be used for things like remote maintenance and energy auditing and so much else. Also for fun! These new Drone Edition Smart Glasses are the first of its kind for non-military applications.
Global drone developer DJI and Epson, the providers of the Moverio® augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, have announced the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app.
This system is developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses.
The application allows a user to fly a 3D digital drone in the real world using flight controllers from the latest DJI drones, including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, Inspire 2 and Spark.
The simulator mirrors the natural, real-world movements of a DJI Mavic Pro, allowing new pilots to learn to fly and experienced pilots to sharpen their skills. A video demonstration of the app is available later on in the article.
Romsin Oushana of DJI Partnerships said:
Augmented reality is set to revolutionize the industry with the ability to create a safer, more productive flight. The hands-free, heads-up experience delivered by the Epson Moverio BT-300 is the ideal way to experience aerial AR.
The flight simulator experience is viewed through the Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses and includes a fly mode and two mini-games for advanced pilots. It will be published on the Moverio Apps Market later this year but can be experienced today at any DJI store or most local drone retailers.
“This is arguably the first mainstream consumer application for augmented reality smart glasses,” said Eric Mizufuka, Manager, New Ventures, Epson America.
The ability to digitally ‘paint the sky’ is a game-changer in the drone market and will usher in an exciting range of applications. We’ve been very impressed with DJI’s updated Mobile SDK and look forward to continuing to invest in new applications and partnerships in this space.
The application was created by Y Media Labs, a leading Silicon Valley-based creative technology agency, under the direction of the DJI and Epson Moverio teams.
Ashish Toshniwal, CEO of Y Media Labs said:
We’re excited to partner with Epson and DJI to set the standard for high-value consumer experiences in the AR space by harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and world-class design.
The flight simulator is the first application in a series of aerial augmented reality applications being developed by Y Media in partnership with DJI and Epson. A full-featured AR app for the Epson Moverio smart glasses is being designed to enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of DJI drones for hobbyists and professionals alike.
It is scheduled to be launched by the end of the year.
FPV reimagined — bringing augmented reality to the skies with Drone Edition Smart Glasses
The perfect complement to your DJI™ drone, Moverio BT-300FPV smart glasses redefine First-person View (FPV), with a transparent display that makes it easy to view your drone’s video feed and key flight statistics, while keeping the aircraft in sight. This innovative display delivers real-time footage that doesn’t block your view. This helps to ensure a safe, distraction-free flight experience. A DJI-compatible accessory, the BT-300FPV includes custom clips to securely hold the BT-300FPV controller to the DJI remote, a dark lens shade, and the DJI GO App (preloaded). Ultra light and comfortable, the BT-300FPV delivers the perfect solution for next-generation flight experiences.