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PositionMeter / Measuring tool


The PositionMeter improves measuring operations on construction sites.

Several days of qualitative on-site research lead to two key insights:
1. With every new need, a new measuring tool gets added to the existing range, ending up in a large number of tools.
2. All tools are designed to work in a two dimensional way – But are used in a three dimensional world.

The concept: a Local Positioning System calculates the current coordinates of the PositionMeter in real-time. This enables an intuitive measuring process and makes it possible to combine several tools into one which enhances the overall workflow for professional workers.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Nathanael Boell,
Umeå Institute of Design