Sponsor: EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
PI: Ellen Yi-Luen Do
EPRI collaborators: Dirk Long, Michael Rosen
ARMAS—augmented reality maintenance and safety— is a marker-based AR system that lets the user see color-coded visualizations of battery cells inside containers. Providing a kind of "X-ray" vision, the visual display immediately pulls up temperature, voltage and current for any container viewed. If hazardous conditions are detected, alerts are sent and directions given, guiding users to a safe area and providing them with contact information for a subject-matter expert. Along with safety applications, ARMAS can also help with day-to-day maintenance by visually linking to relevant component manuals and displaying 3D directions to guide technicians to areas that need attention.