Exhibition project Swissbau Basel 2018 - Virtual kitchen

On the occasion of SwissBau Basel in January 2018, Echtzeit GmbH realized a virtual walk-in kitchen for Veriset AG in Root, the largest kitchen manufacturer in Switzerland.

On the occasion of SwissBau Basel in January 2018, Echtzeit GmbH realized a virtual walk-in kitchen for Veriset AG in Root, the largest kitchen manufacturer in Switzerland.

The digital exhibition kitchen accurately reproduces scale and proportions, is freely accessible and can be used and modified interactively. This enables the consumer to quickly and easily find out whether the arrangement of cabinets and drawers, the dimensions of the installation and the choice of built-in appliances meet his wishes and ideas. The surface materials and colours of the kitchen housing, front and cover can be adjusted and combined directly by the user in real time using the given collection in order to make the right decisions quickly, playfully and intuitively.

In the innovative Mixed Reality Setup, visitors to the fair were integrated into the digital world by means of a green-screen installation and the result displayed on a TV screen. This made the trade fair project an unforgettable experience not only for users, but also for consultants and spectators.

Echtzeit GmbH is very pleased with the extremely positive feedback from the trade fair visitors and thanks Veriset AG for their cordial cooperation!

Key-features of the Virtual Kitchen:

  • Photo-realistic visualization in real time
  • Increased customer interest through innovative technologies
  • Realistic feeling of space through virtual inspection
  • High decision reliability through visual communication
  • Strengthening customer loyalty through involvement in the planning process
  • Increased efficiency in sales and development processes
  • Demonstration of digital competence on the market
  • Entertainment and fascination of the fair visitors by stimulating experience
  • Possibility to virtualise advertising and sales areas

AR-App - Research and Science Project Wind Farm “Linthebene Bilten”

In close cooperation with the research groups "Integrative Ecology" and "Renewable Energies" of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Echtzeit GmbH has developed the Augmented Reality App "AR-Wind" for iOS and Android mobile devices. The project implementation was supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (BFE) and the High-Tech Centre Aargau through a grant for innovative development projects between universities and business partners from the Research Fund Aargau.

The AR project was developed against the background of the energy revolution in order to provide citizens affected by development measures with a neutral basis for decisions on voting by visually representing the planned wind turbines in their real environment. By using GPS device data, the AR app enables an exact positioning of the virtually created wind turbines in the landscape according to exact size and orientation, depending on the user's position. In connection with the high accessibility by the population through the increasing use of AR-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets, a large part of the population can get a realistic and neutral picture of the actual situation.

Additional app functions such as manual speed adjustment of the rotors, fading in and out of individual wind turbines, an integrated compass and automatic distance measurement make the AR app an informative experience.

Key-features of the AR-Wind app:

  • Accurate basis for voters in building project related referendums
  • Neutral visual communication for poll
  • Use of innovative technology for improved information transfer
  • Broad accessibility through publication in app stores
  • Realistic visualization of virtual contents in the landscape in real size
  • Use of GPS and geodata for placement of virtual objects
  • High flexibility and applicability to various scenarios

Virtual walk-through of the building development project "Sonnefeld Ruswil”

As part of a construction project in the municipality of Ruswil, in the centre of the canton of Lucerne, Echtzeit GmbH is realizing a virtual walk-through on behalf of Eberli Sarnen AG. The almost 29,000 m² site comprises 9 apartment buildings, 15 single-family houses and an internal access road to the underground car park

For people interested in buying, various condominiums and the entire neighbourhood environment can be experienced in virtual reality. The virtual tour of the building project makes it possible to experience the potential dream apartment in photorealistic quality, to test it extensively and to empathize with the aesthetics of the project in order to make well-founded decisions before the undertaking is realised. To support the marketing process, colours and materials of various surfaces can be adapted and combined directly by the user in real time.

By precisely recreating the surrounding landscape and combining it with interactive lighting simulations, users can enjoy their quarters, condominiums and panoramic views in various lighting moods of morning or evening sun. The detailed vegetation and animated by-passers create a lively environment.

Echtzeit GmbH is responsible for planning, implementation and integration-advice of the entire VR project and is in close contact with the core team of Eberli Sarnen AG, the responsible planning architects and the landscape planners. The goal of the future-oriented cooperation between Eberli Sarnen AG and Echtzeit GmbH is the sustainable integration of VR technology in the development and marketing of real estate.

Key-features of the virtual walk-through “Sonnefeld Ruswil”:

  • Accurate presentation of the project for customers and investors
  • The exact virtual replica enables a realistic impression of space and environment
  • Complete presentation of the overall project including environment and housing units
  • Interaction with furnishings and the environment, e.g. doors, cabinets and lighting
  • Change materials in real time to facilitate selection processes
  • Amusement and fascination of prospective buyers through stimulating experience
  • Increased efficiency in sales and development processes
  • Coherent expectations for an optimal exchange of information
  • Demonstration of digital competence on the market

AR-App - 40th anniversary ergodata AG

As a surprise for the 40th anniversary of ergodata AG, the producer of modern, flexible and ergonomic office furniture from Zurich Altstetten, Echtzeit GmbH has developed the App AR-Chair.

The app makes it possible to place virtually created furniture freely in the room, adjust its material and colour interactively according to the collection and thus test its appearance in a real environment. Detailed 3D models combined with high-quality textures make the app an almost photorealistic experience. As a small, funny special feature for congratulations, a birthday cake and gifts can also be placed using the gift button.

Key-features of the AR-Chair app:

  • Realistic visualization of virtual content in real environment
  • High decision reliability through visual communication
  • Broad potential for further development of the app for later integration into sales and development processes of a customer

Table Top

The demo app "Table Top" illustrates the possibilities of using digital models in augmented reality.

In the app, topological models, such as from architecture or landscape design, can be viewed.

The digital model is displayed on the screen of a tablet-computer. Due to automated position determination, the user can freely move around the digital model. The virtual representation allows to seamless scale the model, so it is possible to zoom in our out at any time.

Further advantages of the digital representation result from the possibility of interactive visualization of further data, such as light and shadow conditions on any given time of the days, or current wind flow. "Table Top" serves as an example for a tool for efficient and clear planning of renewable energy projects.

Key-features of the Table-Top app::

  • Digital presentation of complex models - no physical production necessary
  • Free placement and size-scalability
  • Presentation of additional data and information
  • Multilayered data can be displayed statically or animated
  • Model components can be changed interactively in real-time

IBG Future App

For the presentation at the 8th EXPO Energietechnik in Niederurnen in June 2019, Echtzeit GmbH developed the IBG Future App for IBG B. Graf AG Engineering.

Using the IBG Future App, a wide variety of products relevant to development and planning in energy technology can be placed in the augmented environment. This allows the user to visualize various planning scenarios directly on site in real time.

The very efficient and real-scale on-site placement of the products gives an impression of the actual situation and accelerates many planning and approval processes.

The IBG Future App will be further developed in a partnership between IBG B. Graf AG Engineering and Echtzeit GmbH.

Key-features of the AR-App:

  • Realistic representation of virtual content in real environment
  • Significant support for planning and development processes
  • Creation of renderings in real time; no tedious back and forth with classic 2D renderings
  • Free placement and transformation of models on site
  • Material adaptation of the 3D models according to the material catalogue
  • High decision reliability through visual communication
  • Presentation of additional data and information
  • Great potential for further development of the AR app