Queen trials AR app at RICS
Not many companies can boast a royal seal of approval. But Seeable Augmented Reality now has those bragging rights, after Her Majesty The Queen trialed its app during a visit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the RICS, of which she is patron.
Her Majesty was visiting the RICS’s ‘Shaping the World, Building the Future’ exhibition, containing items celebrating the impact and contribution that surveyors globally have made over the last 150 years, as well as future technology showing the changes in the profession, and not forgetting the Lego model of the RICS headquarters.
As part of the exhibition the Queen viewed a model of the RICS HQ building using the AR technology as it was projected into life from a phone. Seeable’s Managing Director Nick Blenkarn showed Her Majesty the AR App that Seeable has developed. Demonstrating how the App can showcase complex 3D designs or models created from 3D reality capture, Nick spoke about the relevance that the technology has for 3D communications within marketing, safety or stakeholder engagement.
Nick said of the experience: “We were delighted to show Her Majesty the Augmented Reality app and demonstrate an example of technological innovation. It was an absolute honour to show the Patron of the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction, innovation that we have developed and work with on a daily basis.”
During the visit the Queen also toured the building meeting with members of the profession; RICS staff including those representing the organisation’s charitable work; Nigel Clutton, great-grandson of both the RICS Founder and first President; and trainees, students and diversity champions of the RICS.