Have you ever dreamt of a tiny mini device that can help your mobile phone understand and sense the world for real? It must sound a bit alien to you. But that is exactly what Occipital, a software startup, has come up with. Occipital spent 18 months, to be precise, in structuring the future of computer vision by building a small and portable iPad powered 3D scanner named as ‘Structure Sensor’.
The world’s first iPad 3D scanner, ‘Structure Sensor’ is the sixth highest earning Kickstarter project ever financed. It is not just a scanner, rather it is a wonderful hardware piece. Structure sensor provides you with two infrared LEDs and since, it does not have a color camera so it uses the iPad’s camera.
It is one of the most anticipated devices of the year to date. The sensor is sleek and arrives in two colors gunmetal grey and deep blue. It is so smooth that, while removing, it leaves not even a single mark on your iPad; what could be more exciting than this. Structure sensor has a power jack which is only used to charge up the scanner’s onboard batteries that have a running time up to four hours of scanning. Device has the ability to read at approx 30 frames per second in VGA resolution, as per the company officials. The process of scanning is quite speedy and is incredibly accurate.
Moreover, this scanner gives your mobile a power to sense the world which eventually allows you to see everything in depth as in; you can create a 3D model of your house or workplace or you can even play bigger reality games; all of this while sitting in your living rooms with just one push of a button. The magical 3D scanner has the ability to measure entire room not just in one dimension rather all at once; in a single view. It basically captures exact measurements of objects and environments.
There is a small white cable that goes from the scanner’s proprietary port to the iPad’s data port. used to connect the sensor with your iPad. You just have to take it out of the pack and slide it over the iPad’s border by screwing in four small screws; it is as simple as that.
Unlike, most of the 3D scanners, which are heavy giant devices and are not at all convenient, the Structure Sensor is a small portable scanner and has hit the stores already. Even though it is quite an expensive priced at $US 499 along with the Occipital 3D software; but this fantabulous handy tiny mini device is worth all the cost!