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Microsoft’s New App Turns a Phone’s Camera Into a 3D Scanner

The project is called MobileFusion and researchers are currently trying to get it running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Published: 25th August 2015 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2015 02:39 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

WASHINGTON: Microsoft's research lab has announced a new technology that will make smartphone's rear camera work like a 3D scanner that can automatically create 3D models that are supposed to be adequate for printing.

According to the Verge, researchers use an iPhone 5S in a demo video to scan objects just by moving the phone around them without any additional hardware. The phone tracks the object that is being captured and then builds up a model as the camera captures it from different angles.

Microsoft says that no additional hardware is needed to turn the iPhone or other smartphones into a 3D scanner. The computation is all done on the phone.

The project is called MobileFusion and researchers are currently trying to get it running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.



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