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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Web-Enabled Augmented Reality For A Double-Skin System

Young-Jin Kim, Cheol-Soo Park

Abstract: This study is aimed to implement Augmented Reality (AR) and web-enabled control for a double-skin system. The AR was realized using a marker, a webcam, LabVIEW VIs and a simulation model in MATLAB. AR synchronizes a physical real-world with a virtually computer-generated image. Occupants are capable of selecting control modes (autonomous, energy, thermal comfort, nighttime) or monitoring relevant information (temperatures, energy flow through the façade, PMV) by gesture pattern. The implementation of this AR to any building system will allow occupants/operators to easily assess the performance of systems/buildings of their interest and intelligently control their buildings in real-time. This feature will contribute to enhancing an occupant’s comfort and productivity, as well as building energy reduction and control.
Pages: 855 - 862