Collaborative Augmented Reality for increased efficiency and interactivity of infrastructure maintenance and inspection
Today, inspections of transport infrastructure and maintenance operations rely to a large extent on manual, analogue and fragmented processes which consequently make the current approach time consuming, inefficient and costly. A digital upgrade of the inspection protocols, methods, and workflows, which have not changed for decades, is urgently needed to increase the efficiency of on-site structural condition assessment. Together with industrial partners, Chalmers University is tackling this challenge by utilising the latest advancements in sensing technology together with the recent developments within the field of ICT. As part of the Chalmers research concept “Sensor driven cloud-based strategies for infrastructure management (SensIT)” we aim at developing a collaborative Augmented Reality (AR) tool for infrastructure inspection and maintenance. The tool will include functionalities to retrieve, analyse and visualise infrastructure data, as well as functionalities for on-site guided inspection and annotation, thereby greatly simplifying and optimizing the inspection process. The project will focus on the needs of end-users such as consultancies and the Swedish Transport Administration by actively engaging our partners in the design, evaluation and on-site testing of the AR tool. We believe that the here proposed integration of AR tools within a structural health monitoring framework has the potential to radically change the way inspections are done today. The digitisation of the entire information flow - BIM/GIS data, sensor data, in-situ simulation results, annotation, inspection history - will greatly reduce the time and costs of inspection processes and will guarantee a simplified and transparent workflow that even non-expert operators will be able to use.
- WSP Sverige (Private, Sweden)
- NCC AB (Private, Sweden)
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Researcher, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures, Director of PhD studies at The Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate School
Rasmus Rempling is working as a Researcher at the Division of Structural Engineering, in the research group Concrete Structures, at Chalmers. He is a researcher and teacher within the built...
Bernd Ketzler is research coordinator for the competence centre Digital Twin Cities. Prior to working at Chalmers, Bernd worked as project manager in the area of sustainable urban and regional...
Project leader, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning
Professor of Computational Mathematics
Director of the Digital Twin Cities Centre
Anders Logg is a Professor of Computational Mathematics and Director of the Digital Twin Cities Centre . For more information, visit Anders' personal web page .
Research Engineer, Mathematical Sciences
Vasilis Naserentin is a research engineer at Chalmers University of Technology, and lead developer in the project VirtualCity@Chalmers. There, he is engaged in the integration of scientific data into...