EPRI supplies a range of products and services that are used by engineers as they undertake inspections of industrial facilities, such as nuclear power plants. Increasingly, engineers are using digital tools during the inspection process to replace the previous paper-based documentation and procedures.
To further assist engineers during the inspection process, EPRI would like to offer them a new application to run on mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc), with some advanced functionalities. Examples of the functionality which EPRI envisages:
Image Recognition - Used to find images (from an EPRI image library, held on a server in a remote location) that are considered similar (using appropriate machine learning algorithms) to an image that a user has captured in the field
Augmented Reality - Environment that would then allow a user to compare the object in front of them with the similar reference images (that have been retrieved from a remote server) by overlaying one image over the other
Efficient Decision Logic - Efficiently guide a user, step-by-step, through a process
- Longer term there may be an interest in building features that guide users based on a machine learning that adapts the interface based on usage patterns
These capabilities will be added to the app in a series of updates over time. The initial release will have relatively basic functionality, with subsequent releases adding additional and more sophisticated functionality, as driven by measured user engagement and feedback.
We are seeking a mobile application developer who could work with EPRI to realize such a mobile application and to implement an agreed product roadmap over 1-2 years. It is not necessary for the developer to have any prior knowledge about inspection or related applications, but they should have experience in the development of robust applications for a commercial/industrial environment
Reference material, available to download:
Existing EPRI document which is to be converted into a mobile app