Building Technologies

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Give Information to Industrial Workers While Remaining Hands-on

24 July 2018
The smart glasses allows workers to view information or help from others in the headset display. Source: Epson

Epson is now selling the latest version of its industrial augmented reality smart glasses and software platform that presents a mixed reality image of equipment that needs to be repaired or puts them in connection with experts to help with a given task while staying hands-on.

The Moverio BT-350 ANSI edition smart glasses and Upskill Skylight AR platform are designed to be worn in environments that require safety glasses either indoors or outdoors with safety shields that meet the ANSI Z87.1 safety certification requirements. The flexible hinge-based headset includes an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display to present high-resolution augmented reality content in a 3D-capable display.

The smart glasses can be used to show in mixed reality a missing part from a machine or the exact repairs that need to be done on a piece of equipment. The display will also connect a worker to trained professionals that appear in a workers’ view to help with a project or task.

The AR headset includes a variety of sensors such as GPS, compass, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer, a 5 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Moverio BT-350 ANSI model is powered by an Intel Atom5 1.44 GHz quad core with 16 GB of internal storage and 32 GB micro SDHC.

The BT-350 AR headset is available for $1,199 through Episode resellers.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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