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Sensorium: commissioning abundant sensors with augmented reality and QR codes

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
Proceedings of Building Simulation 2023: 18th Conference of IBPSA
Publication Date
Page Numbers
3379 to 3387
Publisher Location
United States of America
Conference Name
Building Simulation 2023
Conference Location
Shanghai, China
Conference Sponsor
IBPSA-China; Tongji University; Tsinghua University
Conference Date

In the future, it will be possible to build high-quality models of building interiors based on data from a dense fleet of sensors reporting on air volumes much smaller than a room or zone. To enable such models, we are creating technologies that allow a fleet of sensors to be commissioned quickly at low cost. Our sensor commissioning process builds a 3D model of each building interior that includes sensor positions and sensor networking information such as sensor MAC addresses. It employs multiple technologies, including augmented reality, LiDAR, QR codes, and computer vision. Sensors can be commissioned at more than 10x the speed and at less than one tenth the cost of traditional approaches.