Mercari R4D Debuts AI Vision Shopping Experience Using Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses

“Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products,  together with Mercari, Inc., under its research and development organization Mercari R4D, are pleased to announce the start of a AI vision proof of concept shopping experience for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses that strives to deliver e-commerce product information privately to the user by applying XR and Edge AI.

Using a simple hand gesture and the Vuzix Blade camera, users can retrieve similar products listed for sale on the Mercari marketplace, along with product details such as selling price, without taking their phone out of their pocket.  The Mercari marketplace app, launched in 2013, has been downloaded over 100 million times in Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.  The Mercari AI vision enhancement shopping application, developed by Mercari’s R4D research and development arm, has been optimized for the UI/UX of the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and will be showcased to the public for the first time at CES 2019.”

https://martechseries.com/predictive-ai/augmented-reality/mercari-r4d-debuts-ai-vision-shopping-experience-using-vuzix-blade-ar-smart-glasses/

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