NMW 2002: Microvision introduces wearable headset

Chicago, Ill. - Microvision's (Bothell, Wa. www.mvis.com) Nomad Personal Display System wearable headset superimposes high-contrast images on the user's field of vision with a flip-down, see-through screen for either eye. Information in the field of vision about the user's point of task can help with schematics, maintenance records, manuals, situational awareness information.

03/22/2002


Chicago, Ill. - Microvision's (Bothell, Wa. www.mvis.com ) Nomad Personal Display System wearable headset superimposes high-contrast images on the user's field of vision with a flip-down, see-through screen for either eye. Information in the field of vision about the user's point of task can help with schematics, maintenance records, manuals, situational awareness information.

As the name suggests, it's mobile, integrates with wireless LANs, has hands-free control available through voice-activated software and attachable microphone, and has high-capacity storage capability. A belt-worn computer is sold separately. Display resolution is 800 x 600 pixels, with analog SVGA input, monochrome red display, with 32 shades of gray. The headset is 18 ounces, and it's compatible with safety and eyeglasses.

The product was shown at National Manufacturing Week, which includes the Industrial Automation Show, here March 18-21.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief
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