'meta' and Epson are teaming up to teach Google a thing or two about augmented reality.
meta has created a new way of interacting with computers, a project that is strengthened by Epson’s decades of experience in bringing cutting edge technology to market. (Epson, like the ink jet company? Yeah, that's them!)
meta is presenting the world’s first developer kit and platform for augmented reality; users will have direct gestural control of 3-D virtual objects attached to their real environment. A two-part wearable computer allows users to play with virtual objects in 3-D space using their hands.
"We’re thrilled to work with Epson to create a new paradigm of natural computation, and will not rest until we are the standard,” said meta founder and CEO Meron Gribetz. “It’s the way computers always should have been: wearable, viewed through both eyes, and directly controlled using their entire arms and hands. Epson has the experience of a large company and impressive agility. They’re a perfect partner for this aggressive new venture.”
“When meta came to us, we were really excited by their energy and their insatiable drive,” said Anna Jen, Director of New Business, Epson America. “We see endless applications for meta’s product using Epson’s see-through wearable technology. We’re excited about the effects on productivity, media entertainment, retail, and of course, an amazing new class of games entering our real world.”
Check out the video here. It's so meta.