Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses platform, announced the availability of a device plug-in based on the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform to enable cross-platform content creation for Moverio software developers. The integration was made in collaboration with Sensics, creators of OSVR and a leading provider of special-purpose virtual reality (VR) and AR solutions.
OSVR is a multi-OS middleware layer that seamlessly connects popular applications and game engines to hundreds of VR and AR devices using a common universal interface. By downloading the device plug-in, Moverio developers can:
- Use Unity and a wide selection of other standard tools to create content for the Moverio platform;
- Run existing OSVR content on the Moverio;
- More easily integrate peripherals such as positional tracking sensors or natural human interfaces with Moverio applications;
- Gain access to image analysis and AR toolkits that are pre-integrated with OSVR.
"We are excited to add Epson and their strong line of augmented reality products to the list of devices supported by OSVR," says Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. "Our experience shows that enterprise customers seek multi-vendor solutions that can be upgraded over time and OSVR makes this process exceptionally easy."
"This collaboration between Epson and Sensics enables OSVR developers to easily port existing games and apps to Epson's Moverio augmented reality smart glasses, and provides existing Moverio developers with powerful new tools and resources for building rich new content," says Leon Laroue, Technical Product Manager of Augmented Reality Solutions at Epson America.