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Epson, Y Media Labs and DJI Partner on Drone Flight Simulator

By Chrissie Cluney November 21, 2017

Are you searching for the best in reality drone flight simulator smart eyewear apps?

Epson, makers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, and DJI, have announced the world’s first glasses-based augmented reality drone flight simulator app. The app has been developed by Y Media Labs exclusively for the Epson Moverio BT-300 (FPV/Drone Edition) smart glasses.

“Augmented reality is set to revolutionize the industry with the ability to create a safer, more productive flight,” said Romsin Oushana, product marketer, DJI Partnerships. “The hands-free, heads-up experience delivered by the Epson Moverio BT-300 is the ideal way to experience aerial AR.” 

What does the app allow the consumer to do? The application allows the consumer to fly a 3D digital drone in the real world using flight controllers from the latest DJI drones. These drones include the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, Inspire 2 and Spark. The simulator mirrors the natural, real-world movements of a DJI Mavic Pro. This allows new pilots to learn to fly and experienced pilots to sharpen their skills.

“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 flight simulator is the first application in a series of aerial augmented reality applications being developed by Y Media Labs in partnership with DJI and Epson. A full-featured AR app for the Epson Moverio smart glasses is also being designed to enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of DJI drones for both hobbyists and professionals.  It will be launched by the end of the year as long as there are no problems.

"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," said Ashish Toshniwal, CEO, Y Media Labs.

Drones and now applications for them are becoming a way to connect people all over the world. Epson, DJI and Y Media Labs have joined forces to take that idea and expand it into the next generation.




Edited by Ken Briodagh
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