Smart Helmet for Construction Site Documentation and Work Support

Gerald Pirkl, Peter Hevesi, Orkhan Amiraslanov, Paul Lukowicz

In: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp-16) Heidelberg Germany ACM 2016.


We present a wearable sensor system which supports construction site workers in work documentation, and access to digital information. In a standard safety helmet self localization (IMU and LIDAR), room dimension estimation (LIDAR) and material detection (ultrasound) have been integrated. A combination of IR cameras retrieves temperature scans of the environment usable for leak detection and isolation checks. The camera, together with a head mounted display also supports a head movement controlled picture-based documentation.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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