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Method and System for Dynamically Displaying a 3-D View of Visually Obstructed Areas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202181D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for dynamically displaying a 3-D view of visually obstructed components of a mechanical structure is disclosed. The 3-D view is geospatially aligned to the current viewing position of the user.

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Method and System for Dynamically Displaying a 3-D View of Visually Obstructed

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Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically displaying a 3-D view of visually obstructed areas. The method involves rendering a 3-D view of the immediate surrounding of a user. In order to view a 3-D blueprint of a mechanical structure the user holds a handheld device in a desired view position. A Global Positioning System (GPS) and/or other spatial tracking systems integrated with the handheld device then locate the three dimensional co-ordinates of the handheld device. Thereafter, a camera based head tracking system on the handheld device locates the user's face relative to the handheld device. The handheld device then transfers the geospatial information and viewing angles of the user to the rendering server. On receiving the geospatial information, the rendering server computes a virtual view of the mechanical structure and renders the underlying components of the mechanical structure on the handheld device. The virtual view of the mechanical structure is based on the geospatial information. Additionally, the user is allowed to hide the obstructing components or to make the obstructing components of the mechanical structure transparent. If the user changes the position of the handheld device relative to the mechanical structure, then a 3-D view of the changed position is rendered in real time.

Thus, the method and system disclosed herein dynamically displays a 3-D view...