EdcAR – ‘Engineering data in cross platform AR’ outcomes a versatile solution for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) visualizations in various space applications, providing high precision tracking in large spaces, support for multi format space engineering data, domain agnostic architecture, and support for cross operation system platforms.

Augmented reality involves superimposing virtual objects on the user’s view of the real world, providing novel ways of visualisation for a wide range of application areas. In augmented reality, camera-captured views from real-world environments are augmented with digital 3D objects and effects in real time. Augmented reality has been predicted to be one of the most likely areas of innovation to alter research, fields of industry. Many of today’s AR applications have been known for more than 15 years, but the technology (processing power, camera and display technologies, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) has just recently matured to a level that makes it feasible for practical use. Taking advantage of today’s low-cost mobile devices and networks, together with advances in the required camera tracking software, augmented reality has started to show success in industrial application in the last couple of years