Today, during the Showstoppers media event, HoverCam, one of the technology leaders in the education market, revealed the innovative and award-winning eGlass, an all-in-one, transparent writing glass with a built-in camera for distance and hybrid learning.
Built in partnership with San Diego physics professor and Learning Glass CEO/president Matt Anderson, the eGlass all-in-one, fully integrated, transparent writing glass allows students to see their teacher’s face as they write. With teachers looking toward the camera and, by extension, at their students while writing, students are able to see the teacher’s facial expressions and gestures.
In addition, students perceive eye contact, which increases engagement and helps them to retain information that was reinforced with gesturing. As the instructor writes on the glass, HoverCam’s built-in software automatically flips the image so the writing reads left to right for students.
The surface’s embedded LEDs intensify the pen ink with an eye-catching glow that is highly visible on-screen and in person. The eGlass can be used against dark backgrounds as well by using neon dry erase markers.
Available in 35-inch and 50-inch models, eGlass is easy to set up and use. Instructors simply plug it into their PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks with a single USB cable. It comes with intuitive software built around HoverCam’s robust and powerful Flex 11 camera software.
The eGlass software features Zoom integration, allowing users to schedule, launch, or join Zoom calls without leaving the software. It’s also compatible with other remote conferencing programs, including Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Meet.
In addition, the solution features image insertion, allowing users to drag eye-catching visual aids, slideshows, browser content, and other documents directly onto the screen, allowing them to use eGlass to annotate on top of the content.
Coming soon sometime in Spring 2021, the 35-inch is priced at $1,999.00 and the 50-inch for $2,999.00.
Source: HoverCam, Learning Glass