Are Augmented Reality headsets the final piece the construction industry needed to reuse information all the way through the design, planning, construction and handover phases? In this session Anders Lundgren from Information Experience shared insights from a pilot project using HoloLens together with Skanska at the construction site of European Spallation Source (ESS) site in Lund, Sweden.
On September 28th, IX joined an event by Xelent Östersund, to present our Augmented Reality construction applications for the HoloLens. At the event, the Microsoft representative demonstrated new laptops, Office 365, and also made the announcement that HoloLens will be made available to Swedish customers during 2018. For more information about the event, see the following links: Xelent news post: https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/xelent-ab/news/hololens-och-office365-i-fokus-i-oestersund-265749 Xelent Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/xelent.se/ Article from Byggvärlden (Swedish): http://www.byggvarlden.se/cyberglasogon-till-hjalp-pa-bygget-115792/nyhet.html
At the Information Experience booth, visitors were given the opportunity to try out Microsoft HoloLens. We also showcased a couple of our demos related to current projects. As always, we got a lot of positive response and feedback on the experiences that can be created around HoloLens. We are looking forward to developing more experiences for future events - and would very much like to get in touch if you'd like to learn more about the process of creating information experiences!
Information Experience Sweden is currently working together with Skanska in a pilot project, using HoloLens Augmented Reality headsets for planning, on site work instructions and audits, in the rebar work at the European Spallation Source (ESS) project in Lund. You can read more about it in the following article at Ny Teknik (in Swedish) English translation [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Background Information Experience are currently developing a new it-platform, that en ables construction projects to bring their existing 3D models and project plans on site using Augmented Reality glasses (Microsoft HoloLens). As opposed to existing applications and platforms for augmented reality, where models "float" freely in space, our platform makes it possible to locate and position the 3D models on top of the real world with high precision, and also update information…
If you've ever tried to use SharePoint as your corporate store for documents and information, you've no doubt experienced the challenges of accessing content on the go. Information Experience will soon be launching a set of tools that offer new ways to interact with SharePoint - without having to use the regular web interface or relying on expensive customizations. Stay tuned for more information - until then, a screenshot to pique your interest:
For a long time, I've taken great interest in all things VR and AR, trying out all kinds of new technology, including the Kinect, Leap Motion, Samsung Gear VR and of course the Oculus DK1 and DK2, awaiting the consumer version of Oculus Rift. I've experimented with 3D capture using Kinect from Microsoft and Realsense R200 from Intel. All good stuff with great entertainment potential. However, from a business perspective, it all got more interesting when Microsoft announced the Hololens, finally offering a true augmented reality experience in a reasonably practical device. Since what I work with is all about providing the right information at the right time, being able to show information also in the right place, right on top of installations, equipments etc, would give rise to a whole new world…
Information Experience is a new company that aims to become a leader in the current transformation of information management tools for enterprises; enhancing the experience of information management in a way that is similar to that of other fields; more mobility, increased ease of use and, maybe foremost, an increased access to information in different ways than before, leveraging new technologies such as Augmented Reality for data capture, visualization and more.