AUGMENTED REALITY APPLIED TO INDUSTRIAL GAS OPERATIONS
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-08
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Augmented reality is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated video, graphics or real-time data. Making use of augmented reality can significantly enhance the physical perception of any object or setting. This innovation proposes to use augmented reality technology to add knowledge and critical information to physical equipment. For example, a flowmeter could be walked with a smart phone or table PC equipped with a back camera, use image recognition technology to recognize the piece of equipment and have critical information about this flowmeter over-layed automatically on the tablet while next to the equipment, integrating virtual content to the real equipment. Free, open-source solutions like Aurasma (www.aurasma.com) now exist and make it possible to embed information to specific equipment while using image recognition to associate this information with the right piece of equipment. In this specific example, with the use of a table with image recognition technology, content about the flowmeter is integrated on the view of the flowmeter on the tablet. The end-user has access to this information right at their fingertips while next to the equipment. Details on how the flowmeter works have been included followed by a video from a TCL expert explaining the pros and cons of this sensing technology. The next step would be to emb...