Dr Frédéric Bosché and Dr Ludovico Carozza, researchers at Heriot-Watt’s Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, are collaborating with LinkNode Ltd to develop the mobile application UrbanPlanAR. This app aims to revolutionise communication and engagement within urban design and master planning by creating a mobile augmented reality (AR) tool which will visualise proposed developments in the real onsite environment.
Heriot-Watt will develop state-of-the-art urban location tracking technology critical to the delivery of such a solution.
The app will also integrate technology to support a smooth workflow with Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The team hope to have their first prototype demonstrated by the end of the year.