Project Tango 3D Scanner
What is Project Tango?
Project Tango gives mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion and ends the boundaries of the physical world stopping at the mobile screen.
This 3D mapping technology employs the use of advanced cameras and depth sensors to quickly create 3D models of the environment around them.
The smartphone will take over 250,000 measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time combing the data to build a 3D map of your environment.
3D Scanning Smartphone
Project Tango uses two computer vision processors, gyros, compass, depth sensing and motion-tracking cameras to give the device the same capabilities as a 3D scanner.
In the demo video below, the user can tap on the screen as they walk through space, drawing a circle that spans through the room. Once the video is recorded, other users can explore the drawing using Tango.
From real estate home tours to interactive gaming the application and potential for this device are endless. Now that Google has released the device to a couple hundred developers you should see more news and awesome applications in the coming months!