The Japanese multinational EPSON and i2CAT, the Catalan R&D centre, have agreed to establish a new research centre for the professional application of smart glasses. EPSON and i2CAT will create a Competence Centre called Moverio, which will aim to foster development and innovation for the expanding use of smart glasses in the professional environment.
This is just another example that proves Catalonia has a strong industrial ecosystem, especially when it comes to new technologies and innovation. With the Moverio Competence Centre, Catalonia has become a meeting point for smart glasses developers, clients and providers in Europe.
The Moverio smart glasses allow its users to watch 3D high definition content and to have both transparent and binocular vision. According to EPSON Ibérica’s Chairman, Ernest Quingles, the design aims to “improve business efficiency as well as citizens’ quality of life”. Jordi Puigneró, i2CAT’s President, also outlines that the agreement with EPSON will allow Catalonia to “keep leading R&D activities in strategic sectors like smart cities, eHealth, industry or culture”.