This week IBM hosted TRIMax 2016, the only user group meeting with a combined focus on TRIRIGA and Maximo — our leading solutions in facilities and asset management. One of my favorite moments from the event was a demo of IBM’s Cognitive Buildings Solution, which uses augmented reality.
Augmented reality lets users experience their physical, real-world environment augmented by video, audio, graphics or data. In this case, we’re using augmented reality to make data actionable for asset and facility managers.
Dr. Joern Ploennigs, a researcher from IBM’s Dublin Lab, has been working on applying Watson capabilities to buildings, and his TRIMax session on buildings opened my eyes to how Watson can add value for both TRIRIGA and Maximo clients. For more background on Joern’s buildings research, watch this fun 45-second video:
Joern began the demo by showing how Watson’s cognitive capabilities, combined with data from sensor collected with the IoT Platform, allow Watson to serve as a concierge for a building. Tenants can ask Watson to find empty conference rooms, for directions, how busy the cafeteria is and much more. At the same time, Watson helps building managers understand occupancy, environmental conditions and other data that impacts operations.
Here is an example of Watson collecting data on the occupancy in a building:
Watson collecting data
In the video below, a facilities manager is using a mobile device to scan a QR code on a wall, behind which is a critical piece of HVAC equipment. With one scan, we can view data on the asset’s performance and health, location data for the asset. This data is being pulled by the IoT Platform from the asset itself, TRIRIGA, and any other useful sources.
How much could you save or streamline if your maintenance teams could walk your shop or building floors and see the health of every asset with a quick scan of a QR code? What if they could initiate a work order with one-button push if they spotted an issue? What other use cases can you think of using augmented reality and virtual reality to improve asset and facilities operations?
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