Project: Mobile Remote Visualization

The development of scientific computing including numerical simulation and interactive 3D visualization has today become an essential tool in many applications ranging from industrial design, environment and meteorology to medical engineering. At present, the use of simulation software and the visualization of the results require usually a dedicated expertise. Correspondingly, the steps needed to bring the solution to the end-user, such as a decision maker or normal user, is often very tedious, time consuming and infrastructure dependent. The MobileViz solution will be applicable on current smart phones and cellular networks with low bandwidth and high latency by using newly developed parallel computing concepts._x000D_MobileViz will lay new standards in that context by making it possible to deliver the needed computed results directly to where and to whom they are needed: in the hand of the person who asked the question. Our vision is to bring results of high performance and scientific computing into our everyday lives, by making it easier to interact with._x000D__x000D_Technical and market applications_x000D__x000D_Imagine a woman with asthma working in the town square being able to obtain a simulation of the air quality (e.g. pollution levels, pollens) around her in the next few hours. The location of her smart-phone is transmitted to the computation and visualization cluster, where a locally refined simulation and visualization of pollution and pollens transport is performed. The processed results are sent back to her smart-phone, where she can then visualize the pollution levels in different directions in a range of 10-100m with high accuracy. Or, in the case of a large fire, the project opens completely new methods for the risk-management of firemen: The firefighter can get detailed information on the current and future distribution of smoke and fumes based by access to numerical simulations. Such simulations, forecasts and their corresponding visualizations are based on the latest information on the fire, the current weather conditions and the topological properties of the landscape. Finally, the expert knowledge and first hand experience of the local firefighter can help improving the accuracy of the simulation by giving current feedback on the local conditions that influence the numerical simulation. This will dramatically improve the safety conditions and the control of the fire progression._x000D_Above examples will be tested by the project in order to illustrate the potential of the full range of services that can be offered to the market. The aim of the project is to realize this exciting vision by means of a concept which leverages the impact and availability of interactive 3D visualization and numerical simulation for non-expert consumers and/or decision maker. The developed products and services bring increased value to the economy and job opportunities especially enabling many new lucrative products and applications._x000D_The project approaches the market with three products and services. MobileViz will provide access to above simulations that are highly relevant to the general public. The new platform will help giving insights to complex systems by an intuitive and exploring approach to access simulation results. The second approach is to provide the service of mobile remote 3D visualization to third parties, offering industries and scientific organizations the chance of bringing their visualization solution to mobile clients. This is done by providing the visualization infrastructure, the technology, service and consulting as it is needed as an on-demand service. The third product is the software solution also for industrial visualization applications, leveraging the availability and flexibility of current design, simulation and collaboration utilities as well as offering mobile access also to third parties. This product aims at enterprises that possess or invest in appropriate visualization infrastructure. _x000D__x000D_Description of the project consortium_x000D__x000D_The consortium joins the expertise of three specialized Ps needed for this project. The first industrial P TechViz is a R&D-oriented SME located in Paris, France. Its core expertise includes, high performance 3D Visualization, Virtual Reality and Parallel and High Performance computing. The second industrial P iXpoint is a R&D-oriented SME located in Ettlingen, Germany. It is specialized in individual software solutions for networking applications and latest mobile technologies. The academic P EMCL located in Karlsruhe, Germany, is an institution within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) which is an University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association. The EMCL focuses on technology transfer in the doCOs of scientific computing, numerical optimization, high-performance computing and related topics in the areas of energy, environmental science and medical engineering._x000D_

Acronym MobileViz (Reference Number: 5643)
Duration 01/06/2010 - 31/05/2013
Project Topic The project will develop interactive 3D high performance visualization services for usual consumer mobile devices with focus on safety and health&well-being applications. The developments are based on latest parallel and high performance computing concepts as well as advanced virtual reality.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
We have been able to conduct the evaluation of the technology with a complete end to end demonstrator of the solution. We have now a prototype that takes any existing 3D application, create an image streaming server, enables mobile client connections. We have also a mobile client that can connect to this server and generate free navigation using the impostor algorithm developped in the project. This enables us to validate the technology and conduct performance evaluation to find out where the bottleneck are.
Network Eurostars
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 4

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
3 iXpoint Informationssysteme GmbH Partner Germany
3 TechViz Coordinator France
3 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Partner Germany