E-Capture R&D, a technology-based company, introduces a new 3D accurate measuring instrument, embedded in a tablet. The Spanish enterprise announces that its product will be out for sale at the beginning of 2015. The company intends to revolutionize the world of measuring with a new generation of portable, easy to use and highly accurate instruments that are optimal for most of architecture and civil engineering jobs.
The Tablet's “EyesMap” holds two rear 13 megapixel Sony cameras, a depth sensor and a GPS system. The system is able to measure coordinates, surfaces and volumes of many objects up to a distance of 70 to 80 m. EyesMap can also scan advanced photogrammetric pictures with up to 4 million dots in almost 2 minutes. These photographic color scans will allow us to create 3D models of all kinds of objects of different sizes: from little insects to big buildings or landscapes. EyesMap has an outstanding capacity for modeling 3D indoors and outdoors, as well as measuring 3D elements and people or animals moving.
The tablet is also ideal for building inspections. 3D Scans can be done by engineers allowing them to dock EyesMap on a topographic tripod in order to position the instrument in a local coordinates system. EyesMap comes in a tablet with Intel's 4th generation i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM givint it an extraordinary level of performance. The system uses computational vision techniques blended with photogrammetry, precision sensor fine tuning, visual odometer and other advanced images measuring techniques.
The EyesMap project is developed under Windows and it will have a space for developers who wish to realize their own applications for any specialty. This instrument is intended to be very useful for architects, archaeologists, civil engineers, topographers, industrial engineers, as well as all other professionals in arts, medicine video games, security, criminology, etc.