Technology 2018-06-11T19:39:43+00:00

Technology

Mixed Reality

Technology
Mixed Reality (MR) allows the user to combine the real world with 3D virtual elements. The user can interact with the virtual elements through voice and gesture commands. The headset has 5 sensors that continuously scan the environment allowing the placement of the “holograms” in a very precise way, making it different from the more traditional augmented reality. With MR the user can move around with the perception that those holograms are really there. The headset recognises an environment and the location of objects that were already scanned and remembers where holograms were placed before.

Hardware
There are different types of headsets available on the market for Mixed Reality. Each type of headset has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. The most commonly known are the Microsoft Hololens and the Meta. We are currently using the Microsoft Hololens.

Fields of application
Mixed Reality offers the user a huge advantage when it comes down to sharing information in the field, allowing MR to have a great impact on the efficiency of operational processes, construction & design, training and safety control. With 3D-information projected on the real world, an engineer is be able to increase the efficiency of his/her work and construction errors are less likely to occur allowing to reduce costly changes in a later stage. This technology revolutionises the way we work in the many sectors (industry, construction, utilities, design, et cetera) and will most certainly become mainstream in the near future.

Virtual Reality

Technology
Virtual Reality allows the user to be fully immersed in a virtual world and given a perfect representation of the spacial dimensions.

Hardware
There are different types of headsets available on the market for Virtual Reality. Each type of headset has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. The most commonly known are the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift and the Gear VR.
We are currently using the Oculus Rift and the Gear VR. The Oculus Rift can be used for high quality VR since it it’s tethered to a powerful graphical computer. The Gear VR is untethered and uses a Samsung phone. A phone has limited graphical power and offers therefore less possibilities for VR. However, it is affordable, portable and perfect for fairly simple applications.

Fields of application

VR allows the user to fully experience virtual worlds. The user will experience the dimensions, lighting and sounds of the virtual world in unprecedented ways and has therefore a huge advantage when it comes to 3D visualisation of (architectural) design or interactive training applications (Serious Gaming).