Finally, a reason to become one of the five people in the world who own a pair of Epson Moverio BT-100 smart glasses. Epson has unveiled the news that hands-free YouTube interaction will be compatible with the Moverio BT-100 model.
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of the Moverio BT-100, you’re not alone. Up until Google Glass, the world of augmented reality glasses was a fairly specialized corner of the tech market that was reserved for early adopters and enthusiasts. This could be the reason why Epson is looking to integrate a globally recognized platform like YouTube into their smart glasses.
The Moverio BT-100 will allow users to rewind, fast forward, play, pause and select YouTube videos all with a tilt or turn of their head. The glasses work similarly to Google Glass with the exception of an option that allows users to block out see-through capability to watch YouTube videos in theater-style darkness.
PcWorld writes: “The company [Epson] has already said it wanted to improve gesture-based controls on its smart glasses, and bringing hands-free interaction to YouTube could set the stage for improvements in virtual reality applications.”
It’s not necessarily a huge selling point for these $699.99 smart glasses, but it is a sign of how YouTube could be viewed in the not-so-distant future.