As a global leader in advanced pump solutions, Grundfos is always looking for ways to improve its products and services. It is a company that is not satisfied with creating the best products of today––Grundfos also looks to create the products of tomorrow. With an increasing emphasis on digital product development and optimization, they show aspirations as early adopters of new technology by looking for ways to best utilize the digital transformation to their’s and their customer’s advantage.
Grundfos wish to retain their strong position amongst its competitors and show their continued commitment to the development of optimized and sustainable products for its customers. A prime opportunity to showcase this was at the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt.
“The ISH provides the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies.” (ISH)
As part of their exhibition, Grundfos displayed its “Smart Home”, which showed the company’s visions for products in the future (+1 years). Part of this vision was one of the most exciting pieces of technology to truly emerge in 2016 – Augmented and Mixed Reality.
In order to realize this vision, Grundfos and Unity Studios engaged in close cooperation and designed a story application that would show the interesting possibilities of Mixed Reality by use of the Microsoft HoloLens. This involved making the HoloLens track a large area with high precision, highlight objects of interest, and have it follow a set story structure.
During the experience, participants check pumps that display informational holograms, detect leakage, and calls a technician who can perform remote maintenance by guiding the participant through the necessary repair steps. The experience was created for promotional purposes on the trade fair and gathered valuable insights on how people took to the use of Mixed Reality.