Do you want to practice flying a drone before you actually buy one? Now there’s a way.
Epson is working with Moverio AR glasses and DJI’s Mavic Pro Drone to launch an augmented reality flight simulator that will allow users to fly a virtual drone without the safety hazards that are present to new pilots in the “real world”.
Linking the controller and smart glasses together will allow users to see a holographic drone that can be flown from the comfort of their own living room.
“This is arguably the first mainstream consumer application for augmented reality smart glasses,” said Eric Mizufuka, manager of New Ventures, Epson America. “The ability to digitally ‘paint the sky’ is a game-changer in the drone market and will usher in an exciting range of applications.”
The app also includes built-in games where pilots can virtually collect candy and fly through rings and other obstacle courses.
This simulator is perfect for individuals wanting to practice and perfect their piloting skills, and the best part is that you won’t ever have to worry about crashing your drone again.