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Atom | AR Construction hard hat | Millimetre Accuracy | Concept Generation | Industrial Design | BIM
XYZ Reality approached Conficio to help develop the initial working prototype of their Atom AR construction headset. At that time it was unknown if it would be possible and the team worked with some of the latest technology to try and create an AR headset capable of tracking objects to mm accurancy using predominantly off the shelf VR technology.
As this project was exploring the realsm of the unknown the team were initially working on a reasearch and development feasibility study trying to work out if it would be possible to achieve the level of positional accuracy required for the project to be successful. After several itterations of the hardware and various positions of the sensors on the helmet it became possible to track the hard hat and pass this positional data through to SteamVR. The next challenge then became how we combine this with the CAD data from the building site and overlay this into the real world to mm accuracy. Once several protypes had been developed we provided an MVP ready headset that was used by XYZ to raise further investment to bring in the design teams in house which is the point we stopped working on the project.