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This app could make bricklaying faster and cheaper

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A software company is selling a hologram-creating app to help brick masons


Software company Fologram is using holograms to revolutionise how brick masons work. Traditionally, complicated brick work is expensive, requiring time-consuming planning and minute control over details. Fologram has produced an app that translates a sketch of an already designed brick project into a hologram that is projected on the work site. By wearing special glasses made by Microsoft, called HoloLens, bricklayers can see the hologram and follow step-by-step instructions to rebuild the sketch in real life.

The app has already been piloted by Tasmanian company All Brick, working with HoloLens. CEO of All Brick, Colin Barratt, who worked with the technology, said it took just seven hours to complete a job. Normally, it would have taken two weeks.

The app is currently available for download on the Fologram website. Access to the program costs $125 per month per headset.




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