Bio-Virus Spread Simulation in Real 3D Space using Augmented Reality

Kostandinos Tsaramirsis,1

Akshet Patel,2

Pranav Sharma,2

Nikunj Reddy,2

Princy Randhawa,2*Email

Georgios Tsaramirsis,3

Athanasia Pavlopoulou,4,5

Zeynep A. Koçer4,5 

Dimitrios Piromalis6

1Infosuccess3d, Aigaleo, Athens, 12242, Greece. 
2Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303007, India.
3Department of Computer Science, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, 51133, UAE.
4Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Balcova, Izmir, 35340, Turkey.
5Izmir International Biomedicine and Genome Institute, Dokuz Eylul University, Balcova, Izmir, 35340, Turkey.
6Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering, University of West Attica, P. Ralit and Thivon 250, Egaleo, 12244, Greece.

 

Abstract

Due to the emergence of the novel human coronavirus disease (COVID-19), human life is jeopardized. Normal livelihood and economy have been disrupted due to safety concerns associated with the viral dissemination. The pandemic has instilled fear in people due to the lack of understanding and the impact an infection could have. In addition, laboratory experiments focused on coronavirus infection dynamics are labor intensive, costly and time consuming. A viable alternative to wet-lab experimentation is the in silico simulations, which enable difficult tasks to be efficiently and accurately performed by both professionals and citizens alike. This would enable people to gain a simpler understanding of the coronavirus dissemination and be informed timely, to take the preventive measures required. The application described herein was designed to simulate the spread of Covid-19 on different surfaces and showcase its longevity. A case study was also conducted by using this application.

Bio-Virus Spread Simulation in Real 3D Space using Augmented Reality