A mixed reality 3D system for the integration of X3DoM graphics with real-time IoT data

Georgia Atsali, Spyros Panagiotakis, Evangelos Markakis, George Mastorakis, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Evangelos Pallis, Athanasios Malamos

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A mixed reality system is a set of interlinked real-time sensors’ and actuators’ data presented within a virtual world with graphics and texts. This paper describes a methodology for the implementation of mixed reality systems that interconnect real-world IoT systems with 3D virtual worlds. In particular, this paper presents the steps for integrating X3DoM graphics with real-time data and discusses the associated technologies from a developer’s point of view. Such a mixed reality 3D system, interconnecting real-time sensors and actuators from a real-world wastewater management system, with all the corresponding components and controls was developed. This mixed reality 3D world was created using open source web technologies that provide users, in this case the building tenants, with the ability to monitor and control the water consumption of their homes at anytime and from anywhere. It provides not only a comprehensive monitoring 3D model of the real building management system but also an easy to use controlling platform, where the commands are executed in the real building infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Jul 2017


  • 3D graphics
  • Control
  • Data visualization
  • IoT
  • Mixed reality
  • Monitoring
  • Real-time
  • Web
  • X3DoM


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