Our paper recently published on Technologies proposes a novel participated planning support system based on mobile and Augmented Reality technologies. These tools allow different stakeholders to take part in the review of a large dam project through an application that automatically acquires information available online and allows all stakeholders to share information. Virtual Prototyping technologies have been mainly used to enable a more realistic 3D models visualisation, to visualise projects in the real scene and, when paired with a networking system, for supporting maintenance activities. In our work, the project is shared between an arbitrary number of participants, that can fully and equally interact with it, using Augmented and Virtual Reality. Moreover, the system can be used indifferently with a desktop computer or a mobile phone and allows performing the following actions: creating the dam and editing its characteristics (e.g., typology, position, and height), saving different versions of the same project to compare the effects provided by different dam characteristics, inserting annotations and comments, or including pictures taken by people on-site to visualize the surrounding environment. Read more HERE.
Ros, A., M. Giuliani, G.W. Scurati, S. Graziosi, F. Ferrise, M. Bodegoni (2018), Participated Planning of Large Water Infrastructures through Virtual Prototyping Technologies, Technologies, 6(68)