IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES, A COALITION OF THE PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS
ACCIONA has invested years exploring the potential of Extended Reality (the term used to encompass Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality) in professional environments: virtual tours, telematic meetings, visualization of referenced objects for construction projects, etc.
You’ll discover articles on these technologies elsewhere in this website, such as the amazing Arch of San Pedro de las Dueñas 3D printing project carried out by ACCIONA for the National Archaeological Museum (MAN) in Madrid. The project also entailed scanning and digitizing other valuable historical artefacts at the museum, enabling the creation of a digital twin of each of them, exact replicas of elements existing in the real world using a technology that allows us to carry out all kinds of simulations to optimize processes, carry out maintenance tasks, or even, in the case of the Dueñas Arch, “print reality”.
Our purpose here, though, is to show you the great use we can make of this technology in Industry 4.0 and, specifically, water management. Facilities such as ACCIONA’s Drinking Water Treatment Plants (DWTPs) already count on the use of immersive technologies in their operations, solutions which facilitate maintenance tasks and safely and efficiently train staff in the complex management of plant processes. Let’s go a bit deeper into what these projects involve.