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Epson Demonstrating Moverio ‘Smart Glasses’ Hands-Free User Interface at Google I/O 2013

May 15, 2013

Epson Showcasing APX Labs’ Northstar User Interface Integrating the YouTube API at Developers Sandbox

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America will be showcasing an app that enables hands-free access to YouTube videos on its Moverio(TM) BT-100 “smart glasses” at the Google I/O Developers Sandbox, May 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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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.

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 industry.

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://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/moverio).

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.

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