So how cool would it be to able to capture the things around you in 3D, all from your mobile device? The makers of the Structure Sensor (Occipital) claim their device can not only scan things in 3D, but it will allow you to “play augmented reality games, develop mobile applications and capture models of rooms.” Here’s just a little more of what the folks at Occipital had to say.
With the Structure Sensor attached to your mobile device, you can walk around the world and instantly capture it in a digital form. This means you can capture 3D maps of indoor spaces and have every measurement in your pocket. You can instantly capture 3D models of objects and people for import into CAD and for 3D printing. You can play mind blowing augmented reality games where the real world is your game world.
If you’re a developer, Structure gives you the ability to build mobile applications that interact with the three dimensional geometry of the real world for the very first time. You can even launch your app on the App Store!
The Structure Sensor has been designed from the ground up to be mobile. We put a lot of thought into making the Structure Sensor work perfectly with the iPad and other mobile devices. The goal was to make a device that enabled incredible 3D sensing applications, was easy to use, had great battery life, was compact, and looked like beautiful, precision hardware.
The Structure Sensor can be found over on Kickstarter and with 36 days to go, they are fully funded. Hit the link below to find out more and back the project.
Kickstarter: Occipital Structure Sensor