Headset can deliver holographic images

Trimble, Amtech

What do the International Space Station and the construction industry have in common? The answer is the trialling of Microsoft’s new Hololens virtual-reality headset. On the space station, astronauts have been enhancing their visibility using the headset. Back on planet Earth, Trimble and Microsoft are collaborating to bring hardware and software together to revolutionise the construction industry.

It is envisaged that architects, MEP designers and contractors will be able to experience and view their project contributions as holographic representations within a real-world context. Using the headset, digital objects can be superimposed upon a real environment, and, conversely, real-life elements can be overlaid on a 3D design. The headset enables the wearer to mover through the two views seamlessly.

For Trimble subsidiary Amtech, the technology provides the potential to support BIM compliance and enables users to take full advantage of the benefits BIM offers as working in 3D becomes increasingly common.

To underpin these emerging technologies, Amtech offers a jargon-free BIM consultancy service to provide real-world practical solutions. Amtech’s BIM consultancy guide is available as a download.

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