Mixed Media Building Asset Management
A short Innovate UK project working with Altuity Solutions Ltd to develop novel user interfaces for building asset management. Our solution used Google Maps style 360 degree photographs (photospheres) to capture rooms and their assets for web-based visualisation and management. Assets and maintenance issues can be logged, view and managed from within the photosphere both via a desktop PC and on mobile devices. The scientific challenge here was integrating 360 degree photographs with two-dimensional building plans such that assets could be mapped between the three-dimensional co-ordinate system of the photospheres and the two-dimensional co-ordinate system of building plans. Altuity is currently integrating the approach to their existing asset management system. Follow their progress at altuity.com or on Tiwtter. A big thank you to Harry Whiskard for putting together the demo video.
- DMF Lab’s research contributes to an FM Technology award for Altuity - One of our long standing partners has won an i-FM Technology award for Innovation - Altuity wins FM Technology Award. The award relates to Altuity's latest technology which combines 360° photospheres, radio frequency identification (RFID) markers and augmented reality (AR) to enable visualisation of asset data and facilities in real-time.… Read More
- Altuity blog on the commercial side of the project - Our industrial partners on the project, Altuity, have recently blogged about the product delevoped on the back of the project. The blog is available here: https://www.altuity.com/blog/2018/06/19/bim-photospheres-and-augmented-reality-for-facilities-management/ Read More
- New paper – Mixed Reality Tools as an Enabler for Improving Operation and Maintenance in Small and Medium Enterprises - Harry Whiskard, a former Research Assistant at the DMF Lab will be presenting the Lab's work with Altuity Solutions Ltd at the 15th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management on the 1-4 July 2018, Torino, Italy. The paper discusses the emerging mixed reality tools and their applicability in the operation… Read More