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Indoor conditions and energy use combined in a digital twin

Indoor conditions and energy use combined in a digital twin

A new version of Playsign LIVE is in use in a pilot with three schools in Helsinki now, in autumn 2020. Here we combine building models, automatically generate from IFCs, and realtime data about both indoor conditions and energy use. The city of Helsinki has defined energy saving targets for each school and via our...
Playsign Distancing: Review Corona time plans

Playsign Distancing: Review Corona time plans

The current pandemic sets new challenges for use of premises. We all struggle to come up with practices for opening up more activities while taking care of social distancing. Playsign is exactly about using interactive 3D technology to help plan and communicate activities in built environment. Now with Playsign Distancing we offer new tools exactly...
BusinessAsema takes Digital Twins of Smart Buildings further

BusinessAsema takes Digital Twins of Smart Buildings further

This week is filled with program here at the opening of BusinessAsema(*), which is Oulu’s latest advance in leading the way in smart building development. BusinessAsema is an activity by the City of Oulu, but built by an impressive network of companies, small and big, who are bringing their products to make this newly renovated...
Automated Publishing of Unity Web apps from Sketchup files

Automated Publishing of Unity Web apps from Sketchup files

Playsign strives to be a Software as a Service (SaaS) for models of the built environment on the Web. Game-like spaces with tools for planning and operating real world locations. Over the years, we have piloted several such applications with cities and architects in various stages of built environment development projects, from early zoning drafts...
Warjakka AR

Warjakka AR

Warjakka project by TaikaBox works to investigate and publish the history of the old sawmill island of Varjakka, near Oulu. They had figured that Augmented Reality (AR) would be great for that and asked Playsign to create a first test of the Warjakka AR app. It was made in early 2019 based on our earlier...
Digital Twin with IoT Data and Human Feedback

Digital Twin with IoT Data and Human Feedback

This Monday we launched the latest addition to the Playsign toolkit: a live visualization of indoor conditions. Playsign Live combines both sensor data from IoT devices and human feedback about indoor conditions, such as air quality and temperature. This kind of virtual replicas of real world spaces combined with real-time information are often called Digital...