India: DJI, Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, has announced that the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app, developed by Y Media Labs for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses.
The application permits a user to fly a 3D digital drone in the real world using flight controllers from the earlier DJI drones, including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, Inspire 2 and Spark. Real-world movements of DJI Mavic Pro are mirrored by the simulator. It allows new pilots to learn to fly and experienced pilots to hone their skills.
Romsin Oushana of DJI Partnerships said “Augmented reality is set to revolutionize the industry with the ability to create a safer, more productive flight,” said. “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 seen through the Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses and it includes a fly mode and two mini-games for advanced pilots. It will be published on the Moverio Apps Market by the end of this year.
“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 developed by Y Media Labs, a Silicon Valley-based creative technology agency, under the guidance 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,”
A full-featured AR app for the Epson Moverio smart glasses, that is currently being designed, will improvise and enhance the safety, productivity, and capabilities of DJI drones.