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Future of Endoscopy
Endoscopy as a Tool in Architecture [Proceedings of the 1st European Architectural Endoscopy Association Conference / ISBN 951-722-069-3] Tampere (Finland), 25-28 August 1993, pp. 181-184
Is there any future for endoscopy in environmental visualization? We all are astounded by the rapid development of computer graphics and its’ various applications in environmental visualization. The issue is, can computer graphics live up to all expectations in realtime visualization and can present endoscopy technology be developed to meet the challenge? What are the possibilities to combine the two techniques? The above in mind we started a project at the Faculty of Architecture in the Helsinki University of Technology. First we took a critical look at the current state of computer graphics concerning realtime environmental visualization. Second we studied the current use of endoscopes in association with The Department of Architecture in the University of Tampere and formed a concept for a ”second generation” endoscope. The spreadsheet in the following page is an abbreviation of our studies. As you may notice the endoscopes currently in use couldn’t get some of the +-answers I have marked down here. The endoscope technology referred here is from the coming endoscope of the Helsinki University of Technology.