The iPad is an ideal tool for field archaeology.

This blog sets out to bring together experiences of archaeologists using iPads.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2013-Transform your smartphone into a mobile 3D scanner

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s (ETH Zurich) Computer Vision and Geometry Group presented its latest research results on mobile 3D scanning technology at this year’s IEEE conference in Sydney, Australia. The researchers transformed the smartphone into a portable digital scanner. In the form of an app, the technology allows users to snap pictures on the fly and scan objects, from a statue to a piece of furniture, or even a person. It also enables scanning in outdoor environments to model arbitrary objects or scenes.

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