VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your World

  • 26 Feb 2014
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Johnny Lee, a project leader in the Advanced and Projects group at Google, wants our phones to experience the world more like we do: “we are physical beings that live in a 3D world, yet mobile devices today assume that the physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen”, he says – which is why his team has been working on Project Tango, a mobile phone which uses movement and depth sensors to build a 3D model of the space around it.

Project Tango brings a whole new dimension (the third one) to what we could potentially do with our phones: imagine creating a 30 second model to take away from a site visit, for example, or using augmented reality to show a design or an installation in situ, navigable in real time. Currently, is in the process of distributing 200 prototypes to app developers, who will hopefully help it realize this tremendous potential.

Cite: Stott, Rory. "VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your World" 26 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=480616>

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