‘Connected’ Glasses Enhance UAV Safety and Efficiency

Epson’s new Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition glasses are optimized for use with DJI hardware, and are now available for mining operations to enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of DJI unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Moverio glasses solution is designed to provide a transparent, heads-up display (HUD) to maintain a visual line-of-sight (VLOS) of the UAV, helping operators adhere to FAA regulations regarding VLOS while increasing the quality of the shoot. The Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition comes preloaded with the DJI GO app for use with most DJI hardware. The Drone Edition glasses feature clip-on dark shades for use in bright sunlight as well as special fasteners that secure the Moverio controller to the DJI phone mount for easy operation.

Typically, drone operators must peer down at a smartphone or tablet to view the drone camera feed. This is often difficult in bright sunlight, and takes the user’s eyes off the craft. With the Moverio’s first person view (FPV) “screen,” pilots can see hazards and more easily guide their crafts for desired camera views. With the glasses, drone pilots are able to see an in-flight HUD that informs them of everything from flight time to battery life, and even picture-in-picture maps in 720p HD resolution. In the near future, Epson said pilots will also be able to view onscreen data such as recording operations, speed, height and more as part of the Moverio’s augmented reality capabilities.

As featured in Womp 2017 Vol 02 - www.womp-int.com