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Epson Moverio smart glasses now used as tools in class

Epson has taken another revolution in the wearables technology particularly in smart glasses. In its adoption to bringing the world smaller, the Epson Moverio smart glasses brings learning experience closer and faster as world becomes smaller not just in the touch of your hands, but in what your vision of sight.

 

One of the early adopters for this technology is the Takashima Elementary School in Nagano, Japan, has introduced a unique extracurricular activity in which each class decides what to study every year. “Let’s make healthy forests!” and used Epson’s Moverio smart glasses as a communication tool to make school work even more engaging. Epson engineers began their activities with the children a year ago (Stargazing using Moverio) with the aim of making learning fun. Using the help of the same engineers, the children, who had been studying forests, wanted to communicate using leading-edge information products to ensure that people could understand the importance of nature.

Epson Moverio smart glasses
Epson Moverio smart glasses now used in the education sector

On July 7, the children were divided into nine groups. Based on themes decided through discussions with the engineers, they uploaded to the Moverio photos and videos that they had taken themselves of the forest alongside materials they prepared on a PC.

Using an application on a tablet device, the same images were displayed on multiple Moverio units. With this feature, each group could share their thoughts about the forest among the entire group. The presenting group had created a quiz, and the children wearing Moverio all cheered when the slide appeared before their eyes, as if it were floating on a big screen in front of them.

By participating in the activity, the children clearly identified who they wanted to communicate to, with comments like, “I want my grandparents to enjoy these images of the forest since they can’t go themselves.” They plan to make some changes to the content, and improve the quality of their presentation using the ‘magic glasses.’

Worn like glasses, Moverio smart glasses offer users the ability to enjoy crystal clear video entertainment, games, music, and web content, anytime and anywhere. It displays what appears as large semi-transparent images floating against the surrounding background. The Moverio BT-200 is intended for ages from junior high school and older, but for these extracurricular lessons, our engineers were present to ensure safety, and time limits were set for use of the glasses.

 

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