Check out this demo by Paracosm of the Google ATAP Labs Project Tango phones. Paracosm and Google Labs have been working side by side to create the technology to make collaborative scanning possible. The Tango sensor uses IR structured light as a component of it's depth sensor. Paracosm doesn't manufacture its own 3D sensors, instead they have built the capability to build 3D models of large spaces using a variety of depth sensing devices. Paracosm is hardware agnostic, able to scan interior spaces using Project Tango, Primesense's and Asus's, and other experimental devices.
Paracosm replaces expensive and complex 3D surveying technology (e.g., Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution, see more here). Read more in our Indoor 3D Mapping report here.
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Mobile devices have become viable capture platforms for 3D mapping far faster than most people following the tech expected it to happen. Well, at least for Google, which is the only company that managed to equip a smartphone with advanced 3D sensors for mapping the surroundings. As far as we know, Apple's PrimeSense technology requires an attachment hardware, however, we can speculate that Apple acquired PrimeSense with the goal of integrating the technology inside iPhones and iPads, or even iWearables. Other companies such as Trimble have been doing indoor 3D mapping for some time now but require specialized hardware. See the details in addition to other 20 solutions from startups in our latest report.
|Google Indoor 3D Mapping ||Apple PrimeSense Indoor 3D Scanning|
|CSIRO Zebedee Indoor 3D Maps ||Trimble Indoor 3D Mapping |