Dutch company VeriCon, a structural engineering firm, has just created a new HoloLens app that would allow its customers to view the inside and outside of their homes in Virtual Reality. Above, you can check out a VeriCorn customer visualizing her new home after seeing 2D drawings of her new home.
With this, you would be able to walk through the home, check out the views from specific windows, check out all of the floor space, furniture locations, and much more.
In addition to this, VeriCon is working on using HoloLens with structural engineers, architects, and other project managers to better visualize building structure layouts to tackle any problems with electrical, plumbing, or other building system issues before they arise.
Sander Ekstijn, a senior consultant at VeriCon said about the app:
This woman was the buyer of the house and had never before heard or seen this technology. She had looked at many 2D drawings of her house, but when it came to live at the exact location in 3D with the HoloLens, she was thrilled checking out every room for size and views outside. Because the architect already provided some furniture, it really feels like you are there. She almost wanted to offer us coffee from the virtual kitchen. Upstairs she was afraid to walk ‘through’ the bed and walked around it.
We have special voice commands implemented to move up/down a floor. Since we had enough space outside, we did not have to move the house around us, but we also have move forward/backward, so you can do this in a small space, too.
But indeed, a very nice experience to show the power of 3D mixed reality. Looking from the inside to the garden and the other way around. Also, she was pointing at a wall, so we all had to look at the surface tablet to get that. She was so immersed in the experience that she had no idea we could not see ‘that’ wall.