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    Streem: Augmented Reality for the Home

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    Courtesy of Streem

    How can augmented reality and live streaming really help in the architecture and design sectors? Portland startup Streem responds with its app for home-service professionals, recently presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

    Streem’s solution offers professionals the opportunity to speed up their workflow, thus wasting less time from multiple road calls. The app connects customers to professionals, and vice-versa. Customers can stream HD videos of their given problem through Streem’s app. Professionals watch the videos in real time and use a digital toolbox to take measurements and other notes. Computer vision technology can automatically detect the brand and model number of a part or appliance. Professionals can use a laser pointer and arrows to guide the conversation. The photos, videos, notes, and data stay saved on the app, which utilizes Apple’s ARKit.  

    “This is a great tool for electricians, plumbers, handymen and many others,” Streem CEO Ryan Fink told ArchiExpo e-Magazine. Fink mentioned that this app could benefit interior designers and renovation contractors as well.

    Instead of spending the money and wasting the time to send someone out to evaluate a situation, it can be done via the app.

    About the Author

    Erin Tallman is a journalist and the Editor in Chief for ArchiExpo e-magazine. She contributes to other online publications and, as an author, has already published her first novel.

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