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VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your Whole World

VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your Whole World

Johnny Lee, a project leader in the Advanced Technology 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, Google is in the process of distributing 200 prototypes to app developers, who will hopefully help it realize this tremendous potential.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your Whole World" 26 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/480616/video-a-mobile-phone-that-maps-your-whole-world/> ISSN 0719-8884