Using augmented reality for projecting a virtual hive
Meet a remarkable team and their exciting project to transform beekeeping.
The group’s AR-Showcase presents two remarkable scenarios. Firstly, they enhance the real beehive by overlaying captivating augmented reality elements, enriching the beekeeping experience with additional information and visuals.
Secondly, they enable users to project a virtual representation of the beehive onto a specific point in their environment using their own devices. This immersive capability allows users to interact with the virtual beehive, exploring its intricate features and data in an engaging manner.
Learn more details about the project
The group’s next step is to create a visually arresting CAD model that is meticulously textured to resemble a beehive. This stunning model is presented using an advanced augmented reality platform. The team uses its expertise to find the optimal visualization method to display the sensor data along with the hive model. Using the augmented reality platform, a seamless connection is created between the sensor data and the virtual hive. The data is then securely uploaded to an external cloud for easy access and storage.
The AR-Showcase presented by the group introduces two remarkable scenarios. It enhances the real beehive by overlaying captivating augmented reality elements, providing additional information and visuals to enrich the beekeeping experience. Additionally, users can utilize their own devices to project a virtual representation of the beehive onto a specific point in their environment. This immersive capability allows users to interact with the virtual beehive, exploring its intricate features and data in an engaging manner.
Four questions to the team
We are curious to get to know the people behind the ideas. Who are the members of the team?
We, Daniel Schubert, Christoph Böhne and Jakob Block, are working on a solution to an augmented reality experience that shares sensor data in real time in an experience.
Note: the following questions are answered by team member Jakob Block.
Aside from developing smart technologies for bees, what else do you do in your spare time?
I like to test already developed technologies, automations and solutions to achieve real benefits in the private environment. Furthermore, I love to spend time with my family.
How did you come up with this idea and what was your motivation behind it?
I think the idea of using technology to improve our ecosystem is great. For example, an AR experience is helpful to expand our perception by use of technology, which contributes to an easier and faster understanding of new or complex topics.
Bees are remarkable animals, but which bee fact surprised or impressed you the most?
For me as a human being, a bee colony looks more like a big chaos. If you take a closer look at a bee colony, you can see systems and processes (e.g. Waggle dance) that are really amazing