ANAHEIM, CA (SIGGRAPH 2013) July 25 2013 - Epson, best known in our industry and the rest of the world for thier printers, devoted a sizable area of the SIGGRAPH show floor to broadening their world with some emerging technolgies, including Moverio, an "amplified reality" system you wear like a pair of glasses. It's thick and heavy compared to your regular glasses, or the much anticpated Google Glass, but quite svelte when compared with other head-mounted AR systems, such as Canon's system (covered June 11).
The Moverio is a wi-fi connected mini projection, which by being close to your eyes, is supposed to be the equivalent of a 80" screen at a distance of 16 feet, according to Epson. Not unlike what I tell those who complain of our small television to just sit closer, a suggestion never well received. Still, the smaller yet bigger approach might work if you need your full gaming experience outside your man cave.
Epson plans to sell the Moverio BT-100 for $500.
No CAD applications were being shown with the device.
Epson site for more info.