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Data Microscope for Rural Areas

Making Environmental Data Visible on the Smartphone in their Real Environment through Augmented Reality

Environmental Data in Augmented Reality

The project "Datascope – Sensor-Based Data Economy in Lower Austria" enables people to see environmental data in their real environment. Similar to a microscope, which renders things visible that are too small, or a telescope, which lets us see things that are too far away, the project aims at making invisible data visible in their real environment through Augmented Reality.

Application in Disaster Protection and Agriculture

The research project Dataskop develops techniques to display location-based environmental data such as current air pollution data on smartphone screens directly in their real environment. Potential application areas for this technology are disaster protection, agriculture, viticulture, drinking water supply, and winter road maintenance.

Sensors could, for example, be used to capture the weather conditions and contribute to the ideal use of snow-clearing and gritting vehicles in rural communities, thus increasing traffic safety.

Promoting the Digital Development in Lower Austria

The project develops several technological prototypes such as affordable LPWAN kits (low-power wi-fi), IT security methods, open data management platforms, visualisation techniques and data-driven business models.

“The project is designed to support a well-developed digital infrastructure for a connected future in rural areas, thus creating added value, news business areas and jobs“, explains Wolfgang Aigner, who heads both the project and the Institute for Creative\Media/Technologies at the St. Pölten UAS.

Project Dataskop – Sensor-Based Data Economy in Lower Austria

Supported by the Province of Lower Austria, this is a leading project in the FTI topic area of “data”. The project is coordinated by the St. Pölten UAS, and project partners are the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH in Wiener Neustadt, and the Department for Integrated Sensor Systems of Danube University Krems, also located in Wiener Neustadt.

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FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Aigner Wolfgang, MSc

FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Aigner, MSc

Lecturer Department of Media and Digital Technologies