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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...
AR use for building permit reviews

AR use for building permit reviews

We’ll present results of an AR experiment done with the building permit officials at the City of Oulu in a seminar next week, June Wed 13th 12.30 onwards. Our work spearheads widespread everyday usage of AR on site for viewing building plans. Using standard mobile devices with the Playsign app. Under the hood, much of...
Playsign wins a CityIoT.fi idea challenge

Playsign wins a CityIoT.fi idea challenge

CityIoT is a new project under the national Finnish 6Aika umbrella. The goal is to define a vendor independent IoT data service with well defined open APIs. Pilot applications and developing the business ecosystem for application developers, such as Playsign, is a key part of the project. To get that work started CityIoT ran a...