Rugged Tablets with the 3D RealSense Camera Captures Digital Twins for City Infrastructure Projects

Digital Twin is a newly integrated technology that is gaining traction in a variety of industries, with the ultimate goal of uniting physical and virtual spaces. So far, the Digital Twin concept has been used in a variety of engineering domains, including engineering design, manufacturing, automation, and the construction industry.

Digital twins help organizations to conserve physical resources when used in conjunction with information and communication technology and advanced data analytic techniques such as artificial intelligence. This is true both during the design phase and during operations when performing diagnostic and predictive analyses.

Product design, production, prognosis and health management, building and construction, and many more sectors and areas have achieved success with Digital Twin applications.

However, obtaining 3D representations of physical buildings and landscapes is a time-consuming procedure. Physical constraints, such as the size of tunnels or big structures, limit the capacity to record a complete model of the building when 3D reconstruction is done manually with a hand-held device. However rugged tablets with the 3D RealSense camera allow projects to be videoed in real-time with the content uploaded into the tablet allowing for digital twin renderings to be made with ease and more accuracy. 

Rugged tablets provide the ability to quickly and efficiently collect 3D images of the project while automatically uploading the images into the rugged tablet. This reduces mistakes from human error in transferring content from camera to computer program, while also improving the efficiency of documenting projects with 3D renderings by creating what is needed in real-time. 

Rugged Tablets with 3D RealSense Camera Integrates with Digital Twin Software

Here are some of the benefits: 

Cost-Effective Way for Modelling Projects

A rugged handheld tablet with a 3D RealSense camera creates a seamless 3D model for overlapping images. These models can be incorporated into the digital twin to allow teams to inspect the structure from all angles. You can choose which asset categories are highlighted or shown in the 3D model using software that allows you to extract different elements of the picture into asset layers.

Accurate and Precise Measuring

The administration of infrastructure projects can be improved by using rugged tablets with integrated 3D RealSense cameras to collect accurate, precise measurements of needs at the project site. These measurements may be used to create exact drawings and copies of every part of the project, as well as the dimensions and materials required, using a Digital Twin model of the project. Before crews are dispatched to conduct the work, this Digital Twin representation can be used for updates, revisions, and approvals. 

Cloud Facility Management

By creating a digital twin of buildings or infrastructures, you can take your asset management to the cloud. A cloud platform allows everyone involved in the asset’s operations to readily access and utilize the data, allowing for more efficient use of your 3D models. Tag assets to make it easier to find them, make notes or add information to them, and issue work orders to have the damages rectified. 

The digital twin offers a way to use digital technology to build more resilient and long-lasting infrastructure. It can help workers and drivers make faster, more accurate decisions while also boosting worker and motorist safety. Digital twins integrated into a durable portable rugged tablet with 3D Real sense camera, results in better long-term infrastructure maintenance for field workers, asset managers, and infrastructure investors alike.

Rugged tablets are built with durability and reliability in mind for in-field use, to be used in vehicles or at the office. They provide mobility for workers on job sites, with durability that holds up under pressure, extreme weather, and harsh conditions.