Webinar Title: Augmented Reality Enabling New Human-Infrastructure Interfaces

Speaker: Dr. Fernando Moreu, PE University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Moderators: Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, PE and Maqbool Mohammed, PE, Stantec, USA

Date: Wednesday July 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST

This seminar challenges the traditional conversation about big data, internet of things, smart cities, and infrastructure maintenance decision making, by proposing a different paradigm for smart infrastructure management centered in new human-infrastructure interfaces informing new frontiers. This discussion explores the area of human decisions and cognition of the built infrastructure enabling transformations of human tasks interacting with structures. To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper, more accurate, diverse, and more accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of these new technologies to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions have been very limited.  Decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure are often not considered when developing new technologies to inform structural responses or condition. We will discuss how Augmented Reality (AR) brings new opportunities to discover, explore and transform human-machine interfaces. By fostering the human involvement (human-in-the-loop) and their participation, interaction and appreciation of data, this seminar will present specific practical implementations of AR that bring the human back to the decision making. In this new interface, the inspector regains back the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation to inform (and transform) management decisions. Specific applications include the connection of Augmented Reality with Wireless Sensors Networks, Structural Dynamics, Time Machine, Eye Gazing, Training, and Inspections.

This webinar is organized by IABMAS-USA  and is cosponsored by IABMAS and ISHMII. There is no registration fee. You can join the live webinar event at the link below:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTBiNDMxMDktZDJkOS00NzM2LWFkMmQtMzI2MzdmZTUwMjkz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22413c6f2c-219a-4692-97d3-f2b4d80281e7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2296f7c5c2-620b-4417-b70e-8153ef2fdb3e%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

Webinar Agenda

Introduction to Speaker: Sreenivas Alampalli, PhD, PE (5 minutes)

Presentation: Prof. Fernando Moreu, PhD, PE (45 mts)

Q&A: M. Mohammed, PE and S. Alampalli, PhD, PE (25 mts)