LARA: LBS Augmented Reality Assistive System for Utilities Infrastructure Management through Galileo and EGNOS

Updated: Oct 14, 2015

Project details

Acronym: 
LARA
Total Cost: 
1 282 398 €
EU Contributions: 
998 195 €
Contract Number: 
641460
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 1st Call
Start Date: 
01/02/2015
End Date: 
31/01/2017
Duration: 
24
Project Type: 
Innovation Action

Contact

Coordinator: 
Stratos Stylianidis
GEOIMAGING LIMITED
Georgiou Seferi Str 6 Office 102
1075 Nicosia
Cyprus
Scientific Officer: 
Reinhard Blasi
Objectives: 

The LARA project sets four objectives in developing a mobile solution for underground utility management that takes advantage of the Galileo and EGNOS:

  • Design, develop and exploit an entirely practical mobile device for utility field workers.
  • Make use and integrate mobile Augmented Reality (AR) interfaces. Registered visualisation requires the rendering of complex 3D models of the underground utilities infrastructure (water, gas, electricity, etc.) in an approach that is easily understandable and useful during field work.
  • Improve on site interaction and navigation application: Interaction with mobile AR devices in outdoor environments is a special mode of 3D interaction, which works differently from Virtual Reality (VR) systems, since it incorporates real-world objects and unavoidably incomplete (spatial) information.
  • Commercialize the final product and related services and address relevant markets.
Publications: 

LARA Factsheet (click to download)

Partners: 
CY
  • SG
DE
  • DFKI
ES
  • HP
  • ISOIN
GB
  • BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
GR
  • AUTH
  • DEYAK
MY
  • UNIMAS