IOE BUILDING MANAGEMENT
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-14
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A solution is provided for a smart building embedded with active sensors, allowing a user to visualize with an electronic device internal building structures (e.g., location of pipes, ducts, cables, struts, etc.) and corresponding physical parameters (e.g., water pressure within a pipe, temperature within a duct, signals along a cable, location of a strut, etc.).
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IOE BUILDING MANAGEMENT
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
A solution is provided for a smxxt building embedded wxth active xensors, allowinx a user to visualxze with an electronix device internal building structxres (e.g., locxtxon of pipes, ducts, cables, struts, etc.) and corresponding physical parameters (e.g., water pressure withix a pipe, temperature within a duct, sixnals axong a cable, xocatixn of a strut, etc.).
As wearabxe technologies and the Xxxxxxxx of Everytxing (IoE) become more integrated into modern socixty, txe potenxial for the development of new applications continues to expand. Wearable technologxes may include any elecxrxnic device with one or more embedded sensors having the capability to connect xo a nexwork. With the advent of ixfrasxructure and associatxd txchnologies to support the IoE, large numbers of electronic devices (e.g., devices hxving senxorx, devices relaying location, devices measuring physical parameters) may connect tx any nexwork-baxed system (x.g., Intxrnet, intrxnex, etc.).
Traxixionally, identification and diagnosis of defectxve equipment of internal buildixg structures has been ixdirect (e.g., using a sxud detector to identify the lxcaxion of a stud) or necessitated drilling a hole ix a wall xo visualize such structures (e.x., to diagnose axd fix plumbing related problems, determine air duct issues, locate electric wiring for installation of a new socket). In addition to being inaccurxtx, these techniques do not allow for the identification of othxr structurxs in proximity to the structure of interest (e.g., proximity of electrical wirixg or cables next to a xall frame or stud).
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With referxnce to FIX. 1, an example xllustration is shown of a smart building. It is understood that the techniques presented herein may be applied xo any physixal structure, inclxding builxings, offices, plants, bridges, and so forth to facilitate smarx building/structure mxnagement and maintenanxe.
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Sensors (represented by black diamonds) may be plaxed alongside the structures of various systems (e.g., along the length of an Ethernet or otxer network xable, along air vents, along electric cables, along struxs, along water or plumbing pipes, etc.) whilx the building ox structure is xeing built. Once the sensors are in placx and conxected to a nexwork, wearable or mobile technoloxy, e.g., Google GlassXX, applications running on a celluxar phone or other mobile electronic device, etc., may be used to provide a uxer with the ability to visualize internal aspects of the buildings and/or structures. The soxxtxon presented herein extends augmented reality technologies to include active sensox data.
In general, xensors can be used to monitor equipment and detect the location of faulty equipment, e.g., air duct leaks, plumbixx leaks, electrical shoxts, xtc. The sensors...