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HANADeck Keytree Innovation

At Keytree we have taken our demojam entries to a new level from within the innovation labs group. Our first idea is called HANADeck. In 2012 we created CEO Vision which was focused on bringing content into the real world through augmented reality and smart glasses. These augmentations we interacted with your hands and fingers. Now HANADeck takes a new direction moving the user into a world where that can be changed entirely…. the virtual world. With an initial loading environment similar to the Star Trek Holodeck, HANADeck can load an manipulate any 3D objects whilst enriching them with data straight from HANA. We have enabled full motion and Virtual Reality using the Oculus Rift, Kinect and state of the art game engine. We then enabled interactions using a Leap motion attached to the oculus rift using a 3d custom printed part.

Our case study for this technology is a service engineer examining some of the 23,000 pylons on the UK power grid network. This allows a service engineer to put the headset on and travel to any asset within the network to view relevant data from sensors on the asset. This could be the temperature, voltage being transferred, humidity and much more. This is big data because to have one sensor responding every 30 seconds from each asset would be 24 billion rows of data. HANA can also process this data in real time and analyse potential error conditions that service engineers need to look at. Then with a simple swipe the user can be taken to the pylon location to examine the problem and will make a much better decision when all the data is visualised in the virtual world. Overall this allows service engineers to view far more assets, check the sensor information and travel around the country/world without even leaving the room and remaining in a safe environment.

This application has many applications and we hope we will be able to demo it on stage at demojam 2013.

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