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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2017 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 52-60
Edoardo Patti , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Angelo Mollame , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
David Erba , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Daniele Dalmasso , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Anna Osello , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Enrico Macii , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Andrea Acquaviva , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
ABSTRACT
Smart building is a rising interdisciplinary research field that aims to improve the monitoring, management, and maintenance of buildings. The authors present an innovative solution for combining building information modeling (BIM) data with ambient information collected by heterogeneous devices deployed in the building. To collect environmental information, they exploit a distributed software architecture. It enables interoperability between heterogeneous data sources--either physical devices, such as sensor nodes, or third-party software such as Archibus--where building information resides. On top of this infrastructure, they developed an Android-based application that presents environmental building information integrated with BIM data in an augmented and virtual reality environment. The proposed solution gives users awareness about building conditions and energy consumption.
INDEX TERMS
Web services, Interoperability, Databases, Smart buildings, Internet of Things, Distributed databases, Pervasive computing, Virtual reality
CITATION

E. Patti et al., "Information Modeling for Virtual and Augmented Reality," in IT Professional, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 52-60, 2017.
doi:10.1109/MITP.2017.43
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