Mercari Announces Beta Version of Mercari Lens, an Item Search App Optimized for AR Smart Glasses
Mercari R4D announced that the beta version of Mercari Lens, an item search app for the Mercari marketplace optimized for Smart Glasses, has been officially released on the Vuzix App Store by Vuzix Corporation.
Mercari Lens overview
When you find something you like, just point at it with your index finger to search all listings within Mercari, and display prices and other information. With both privacy and speed in mind, we utilize Edge AI technology* to detect hand gestures and objects, and perform an item category search within the device. Then, a search for similar items is performed in the cloud based on that category, and using only the information from the object detected in the indicated area.
*A technology that individually processes data at one “edge” (device) without connecting to the cloud.
How the item information is displayed in Smart Glasses (patent filed)
If you own a Vuzix Blade, you can head over to the Vuzix App Store below and install Mercari Lens and try it out.
mercari lens BETA
AWE USA 2019
From May 29th, 2019 (Wed.), we will be in booth #731 at AWE USA 2019, the world’s biggest AR event, showcasing prototypes for new buying experiences with Mercari Lens, automatic measurements using Magic Leap One, and The Looking Glass.
AWE USA 2019 Briefing Session
We will hold a briefing session on June 10th, 2019 (Mon.) called AWE USA 2019 Recap at Mercari. At this event, some of the developers that took part in the expo will be looking back on AWE USA 2019 from two angles; exhibiting at the expo, and observing the conferences and exhibitions. Feel free to join us if you are interested in AR, VR, or wearable tech.
AWE USA 2019 Recap at Mercari
At Mercari R4D, we will continue our research and development of several fields such as AI, XR (AR, VR, MR), and space research, and will continue to actively and permanently invest in advanced technologies.
Vuzix Blade is a pair of AR smart glasses for consumers that can be used indoors or outdoors, with a camera and a see-through optical display. It received the CES 2019 Innovations Award.