Holograms, 3D models and job site, a new reality!

The origin of immersive 3D holographic experiences brings us to the origin of two main concepts: Perspective and holography.

In the early 1400s, the Italian architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446) reintroduced a means of rendering the recession of space, called linear perspective. In Brunelleschi’s technique, lines appear to converge at a single fixed point in the distance. This produces a compelling depiction of spatial depth on a two-dimensional surface.

Brunelleschi calculated the scale of objects to appear within a painting, in order to make them look realistic.

The discovery of a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface was extremely significant. Soon after Brunelleschi’s discovery, other artists employed this method of rendering perspective, with astonishing results.

Dennis Gabor, (born June 5, 1900 – died Feb. 8, 1979) developed the theory of holography while improving the resolution of an electron microscope. He gave birth to the term hologram from the greek words  holos “whole” and gramma “message”.  Gabor received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work.

The combination of perspective and holography allows us to experience immersive Augmented Reality environments.  

SAJO is implementing this technology on job sites by using a holographic computer, a device designed to enhance worker productivity. 

This hardware is an ergonomic, untethered self-contained holographic device that overlaps 3D models on top of the real world by using QR codes as anchor points. The 3D models are cloud based and can be updated in real time, allowing remote collaboration among different stakeholders in different geographic locations. Our team on site remains focused on safely completing tasks error-free with hand-tracking, built-in voice command, eye tracking and spatial mapping.

This hardware enables the capabilities of mixed reality in safety-controlled environments. The device is certified, in compliance with ANSI, CSA and EN requirements related to hardhat impact, electrical safety, and site workforce safety. In addition, workforce capabilities are also enhanced.

With a see-through holographic lens and 2k light engine resolution we are able to accurately visualize 3D data on site, better communicate the project with all stakeholders, reduce interpretation, as well as avoid rework and change orders on the construction site.

We are continually improving this process by curating all available devices and software programs in order to deliver a frictionless experience to our clients and facilitate teamwork. Augmented reality will add an immersive perspective and a different point of view from which to brainstorm site conditions or challenges and will compress the time for understanding drawings.

Creating BIM 3D models and bringing digital assets to new immersive realities and merging them with the physical world is one of the game changers for the industry. SAJO is committed to being among the early adopters of these emerging solutions and to pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation.

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