Using Epson’s new Moverio BT-200 glasses, Scope AR is showcasing how their new augmented reality based “ScopeAssist” system can be used by consumers in their everyday lives.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, January 6-10, 2014 – Scope AR is bringing their industrial augmented reality training straight to the living room at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, giving consumers step-by-step instructions through visual and voice overlay on wearable technology to set up and wire a 5.1 surround system. Their new ScopeAssist system allows users to download and run in-view assistance to vastly simplify unfamiliar tasks, from industrial grade training to everyday household maintenance. Using Epson’s new Moverio BT-200 glasses and an Onkyo surround system as hardware examples at the show, consumers can wear the glasses and activate ScopeAssist, which allows them to see clear, animated instructions and work through the installation hands-free. The system also provides immediate, friendly and voice-driven guidance to properly set up the stereo, from proper speaker positioning to comprehensive wiring.
Eric Mizufuka, Product Manager for Epson’s Moverio glasses initiative, is incredibly excited by the ScopeAssist system running on the new BT-200 glasses: “This system really highlights the full capabilities of the BT-200, using the new integrated camera, clear voice instructions through the earphones and voice recognition capabilities. We really believe in the future of wearable hardware becoming mainstream, and ScopeAssist is the perfect example of how this can be used in everyday life.”
Scope AR focuses primarily on large-scale machinery training, boasting an already impressive roster of clients in the heavy industry, aerospace and medical sectors, but saw an opportunity to expand into everyday life tasks such as home electronics set up, home maintenance and automotive repair. ScopeAssist is being designed to work seamlessly on a multitude of handheld and wearable devices and is highly customizable for almost any use.
Says Scott Montgomerie, CTO and Co-Founder, “we’ve done a lot of really complicated work for clients using highly specialized and complex machinery, but wanted to showcase how this type of technology can be brought to the general consumer. While tech savvy or handy people can easily wire a stereo, there’s a lot of people out there who have no clue and find it to be a daunting task. We see this type of instruction expanding to other markets, especially with the rise of the “do-it-yourself” culture and wearable technology like Google Glass making its way to the consumer mainstream marketplace.”
The ScopeAssist system is designed as a very easy-to-use content management tool, whereby content (e.g., animations, audio, text, and images) for almost any task can be easily uploaded into step-by-step tasks. Once content has been entered and developed, end-users can download the system and use it to follow through on virtually any manual task with explicit and clear visual and audio overlay in real-time, on almost any hardware imaginable. For more information on Scope AR and their full suite of products, check out their website at http://scopeAR.com.
About Scope AR
With offices in Canada and the US, Scope AR provides the world’s most advanced Industrial Augmented Reality Training Solutions through their “See it. Do it. Prove It.” model. Scope AR provides solutions for companies of all sizes, and has experience working with clients in a variety of industries. They provide customized solutions using the latest in augmented technologies, from state-of-the art glasses to cutting edge software libraries and technologies. More information about Scope AR can be found at http://scopeAR.com.
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