AiRScouter head mounted display from Brother
by Mark R
I have covered a lot of head-mounted displays (HMD), such as the i-Bean, before.
The AiRScouter is not like the Vuzix iWear, as it doesn’t have two viewers on each eye. It seems to be designed for viewing things with just one eye, for some sort of multi-tasking. For example, this might be good for an electrician who is doing repairs, and needs to have the schematic on hand.
I believe that this device has a “Retinal Imaging Display”. I’m not really certain what this is, but I believe that Brother wants to use it for augmented reality applications. Considering that I have considered augmented reality one of the coolest gadgets ever, I am pleased to see that it just keeps getting bigger.
Believe it or not, Brother unveiled this HMD back in 2008, and then again in 2009. It was unnamed had a completely different design. By the way, it is still in a prototype stage. Man, will this ever get into the hands of customers? Something tells me this isn’t designed for the typical consumer, but for the construction worker some sort of utility worker.
If you want to see this AiRScouter, you can go to the Brother World JAPAN 2010 Expo in Tokyo for September.