If you could walk into a 3D model of a construction project and physically interact with data-created holograms, perhaps adjusting parts of the 3D model to better suit how you'd like the finished project to look, would you?
Mixed Reality technology such as Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble’s Mixed Reality applications blends real world objects with digital content, interactively, and in real time. It helps users efficiently interpret physical and digital information, and the spatial relations between them.
Trimble has been working with the University of Cambridge to develop two new HoloLens applications for construction. The first is an automated progress monitoring app, and the second is an automated bridge damage detection app.
In ConstructionGlobal.com's Microsoft Hololens: Making Waves Within The Construction Industry Aviad Almagor, director of the Mixed Reality Programme at Trimble, discusses how Microsoft and Trimble will transform construction sites.
Sheldon's going to love this.