Scan Yourself Into Virtual Reality Using Your Smartphone
A point and shoot is all it takes to upload your face into the VR world
Known for its advancements in computer vision, especially with its successfully backed Kickstarter campaign which announced the world’s first wireless, pocket-sized scanner, Dacuda is a Swiss software start-up that just rolled out an exciting product looking to enhance the capabilities of current-state virtual reality and 3D-printing technologies.
Using its patented SLAM Scan® 3D engine—a unique robotics algorithm used to enable real-time reconstruction of 3D objects in smartphones—the company has unveiled its latest development: an SDK to be used in mobile games and extensions which will enable players to scan themselves, then play as themselves using nothing more than their smartphones. To find out more about the implications such a device can have on the gaming and printing industries, we spoke with CEO Peter Weigand, who gave us a glimpse of the many possible applications of creating your own photorealistic avatar.