Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple's 3D Head-tracking for BIM

Since tomorrow Apple is said to be holding a press conference tomorrow I figured I needed to get this published beforehand.

Apple is in the works of creating and patenting a head-tracking system that would manipulate the screen based on head positioning...http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/construction/apple-3d-the-ultimate-display-for-construction-plans-1121809/. This link, published by Houston Neal, shows an example of how Apple is trying to program the technology for use with BIM.

Though I still am trying to picture how this would play in takeoffs and estimating with interfacing programs such as Revit -> Autodesk Quantity Takeoff -> and Sage Timberline, I do see a great benefit for this type of system as an addition or in great competition to programs such as Navisworks, Synchro, and others.

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