|
|
|
|
|
10th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015
Technology

Smart phone that maps your room in 3D

Monday, 24 February 2014
Comments(0)
Washington, February 24:

Can your smart phone create a 3D-map of a room? Wait a while and that is going to be a reality.

Google is venturing into this exciting technology. The prototype phone, a 5-inch device codenamed 'Project Tango', was revealed recently.

Its sensors can read a room by tracking the motion of the device itself and simultaneously mapping the environment around it with “a quarter million 3D measurements every second”, reported Washington Post.

Google is partnering with 16 firms and organisations to work on the technology and is asking for more institutions to sign up to work on prototype applications.

The technology is going to help you with shopping where an indoor map of the store in your hand could make shopping trips more efficient by leading you directly to the shelf you want.

It can also help you when you need directions inside a building that current mapping solutions do not provide.

The visually-impaired could use the phone to map out the room and use some kind of software to get alerts about obstacles on the way.

The tool has a potential to provide valuable information to emergency workers like fire fighters in situations where knowing the exact layout of a room can be a matter of life or death.

--Indo-Asian New Service

Latest News

Hafeez's action to be officially tested on April 9: PCB

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo an official reassessment of his bowling action on ...

CBI registers 40th FIR in coal allocation case

The CBI on Wednesday registered a fresh case in its ongoing probe into the coal block allocation sca ...

Chinese couple jailed for trafficking own baby

A couple in south China's Guangdong province have been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail fo ...

Related News

ONGC sells 23 percent stake in Tripura power firm for Rs.426 crore

India Infrastructure Fund II will acquire 23.5 percent stake worth about Rs.426 crore in ONGC Tripur ...

Asus planning to launch new PC on stick 'Chromebit'

Asus is planning to launch a new PC-on-a-stick version, called the Asus Chromebit, which has the ne ...

: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has 'liked' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook post about the Va ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26090 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the crisis in Aam Admi Party would affect Delhi's development as promised by Kejriwal?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com