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3D scanning / wide range time of flight measurement

By smatech
Apr 7, 2013
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  1. Hello everybody,

    I am currently involved in a new technology that captures environments and creates 3D models thereof. In particular, the technology offers the following cool benefits:

    - Captures large areas of up to 32x32ft (or 10x10m)
    - Offers high precision of 0.03" (or 1mm)
    - Detects motions in real-time with up to 1000fps (Response time: 1ms)
    - Offers high resolution of 640x480 (VGA)
    - Works independent of light (both bright and dark light conditions)
    - Is resistent to interference due to HDDM (High Definition Distance Measurement)
    - Is portable (0.8"x0.8")
    - Consumes low power (50mW-500mW)
    - Captures an angle of 180°; when combining two modules 360° would be possible.

    Do you have any application fields in mind?
    We would be highly interested in applications or problems with focus on a rather large group of users.

    Thank you in advance for your support!

    cheers, Thomas
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    Are you kidding me. I've had this technology in my thought process for a while now. Are you saying you're working on some sort of portable 'scanner' that can map things and create 3D models?
  3. smatech

    smatech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes - any applications fields in mind for that with the given requirements?
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    I'm gonna give you some basic ideas, but I'd really like to know more about this. Do you have some sort of documentation, or a website?

    I also have some highly specialised concepts, which are in the pre-alpha planning stages in my head. :D I'm not going to post these things on a public forum, because I eventually plan on protecting this IP.

    However, some quick things, cos I'm such a nice guy. ;P :
    - 3D mapping would be ultra-quick. These could be exported into other programs.
    - Game makers can quickly put everyday objects into games without hassles.
    - Think of Kinect scanning your skateboard... let the player insert their own objects.
    - Architectural 3D drawings would have an added layer of realism etc.

    Please, let me know more. I'm highly interested.

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