Dynamic 3D visualization of the Internet of Things (IoT) elements in outdoor augmented reality (AR) modes



Updated 15.01.2019.

Research activities will take place at the Faculty of Engineering at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, and specifically, in the virtual reality technologies laboratory.

The main objective of this research is to develop a solution for visualising IoT elements in indoor and outdoor environments where distances to the object exceed five meters. The primary results of this research should ensure a dynamic and animated three-dimensional (3D) computer model depiction in augmented reality mode without the use of fiducial or image-based markers. Such technological innovation will offer ample cases of augmented reality use in various industries and have economic ramifications.

The project relates to Latvia’s Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3). Specifically, the project aims to contribute to the number 4 priority and number 5 specialization "Modern Information and Communication Technologies", where as a result, an innovative augmented reality solution and methodology will be developed, including existing hardware sets and a new software prototype.


Postdoctorate research project

Project manager: ViA associated professor Arnis Cīrulis

Type of project: ERAF

Duration: 01.09.2017. - 31.08.2020.

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Accomplished activities of the project:

1. Activity No.1.1. Current world practice and use cases (31.12.2017.)

2. Activity No.1.2. Need for IoT elements visualization and justification for stakeholders (31.12.2017.)

3. Participation in an informative seminar for Overly Ltd. discussing augmented reality solutions and development perspectives as well as postdoctoral project goals and objectives and potential future approbation options (12.02.2018.)

4. Popular-scientific report for the period 01.09.2017.-28.02.2018.

5. Activity No.1.3. Evaluation of technological frameworks to provide logical and physical structure (31.03.2018.)

6. Activity No.1.4. Classification of content types and choice of levels of interactivity (31.03.2018.)

7. Participation in the International Conference Research in DIgital Age: Sustainable Development, Culture and Education with a report "Interactivity and immersion levels of augmented reality systems" (06.04.2018.)

8. Participation in the mid-term study of postdoctoral researcher and doctoral students of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (28.05.2018.)

9. Participation in professional development courses "The use of eye-eye tracking technologies in research" in collaboration with TOBII Pro and Knowledge and Technology Centre Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (04.05.2018.-05.06.2018.)

10. Activity No.2.1. Developing functional models for potential augmented reality solutions (02.07.2018.)

11. Participation in "VR Meetup" event in Riga with presentation of Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (10.07.2018.)

12. Participation in professional development courses "Installation of ultra-wideband (UWB) local positioning system in collaboration with Echosports (27.08.2018.)

13. Participation in lectures and practical classes at Augmented Reality Summer School 2018 (Italy) (02.09.2018.-08.09.2018.)

14. Presentation of postdoctoral results at Augmented Reality Summer School 2018 Young Scientists Session (04.09.2018.)

15. International Postdoctoral Research Mobility in Advanced and Virtual Reality Laboratory, University of Salento (Italy) (10.09.2018.-14.09.2018.)

16. Participation in the European Researchers' Nigt 2018, presenting and demonstrating the results of the project and augmented reality opportunities to the general public in a popular-science  manner (28.09.2018.)

17. Activity No.2.3. Development of emulator and simulation model for multi-object dynamic environment (30.10.2018.)

18. Activity No.2.4. Access verification and validation. Border testing and scoring (30.10.2018.)

19. International postdoctoral research mobility at Univeristy of La Laguna laboratory atRAe (Apicación de Tecnologías de Realidad Aumentada en Educación y Comunicación) (Spain) (08.12.2018.-23.12.2018.)

20. Participation and presentation of results in PhD and postdoctoral seminars "PhD Program I3MA IndustrialEngineering, Computer Science and Environmental Engineering of the University of La Laguna". Presented presentation theme "Projects and experiences with VR / AR technologies" (19.12.2018.)

21. Participation, presentation of results and discussions at the scientific seminar of the Department of Technology and Engineering at the University of La Laguna. Presented theme "Trends to develop projects based on VR technologies" (21.12.2018.)