For those situations where drone pilots need a ‘FPV’ first person view (that means seeing what the drone’s camera sees) while maintaining visual line of sight (VLOS) with a drone , the Brother AiRScouter might just do the trick.
Japanese electronics company Brother is breaking into the drone industry with a headset that’s a mashup of Google Glass and FPV goggles. The AiRScouter is a headset with a screen on one eye that displays exactly what your drone’s camera sees. That leaves your other eye to maintain visual line of sight with the drone.
Smart glasses like the AiRScouter could become the new trend in the drone industry. This year Epson announced a partnership with DJI to create a similar set of smart glasses called the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses. Those sell for about $700.
In the box you’ll get the goggles, which pretty much remind me of Google Glass, and are very easy and quick to set up. You can adjust the goggles to go on either eye; you’ll typically want to place the glass over your stronger eye. You’ll also get a control box, which powers the headset and can tuck into a larger pocket. Continue reading Brother AiRScouter headset combines FPV and VLOS for drones