Construction and Collaboration
Mixed reality is also a fantastic tool in the construction and architecture industry. A mixed reality solutions company called Trimble created a solution called Trimble Connect that transports on-screen 3D content into the real world using HoloLens, giving project stakeholders enhanced 3D design review, coordination, collaboration, and project management facilities.
With this system, construction workers can overlay virtual wiring and pipes with precision over their real-world positions while allowing remote communication and collaboration capabilities and in-depth context to what would have originally been a complex series of 2D diagrams. The HoloLens has also been used to create 3D models of architecture so users can actually walk around inside of them.
Additionally, mixed reality allows collaboration in building sites, factory floors, meeting/conference rooms, and more. There are also other MR solutions for HoloLens that allow multiple people to work together no matter where they are in the world. One of these is the HoloMeeting app that offers a virtual holographic remote meeting solution so that users’ virtual avatars can view and interact with 3D models in real-time with audio, video, and annotation support, mimicking what is done in a real meeting.
This solution also allows co-workers from across the world to replicate in-person collaboration in a way that is unmatched to any other conferencing tech that is available today. It is set to become a standard method of communication in the future, especially as more companies transition to more modern methods of remote working.