View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 15, 2014

Microsoft exploring 3D scanner feature for Windows Phone

The technology would allow people to print out a high quality image of their face using a 3D printer.

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Research is working on technology that would enable normal Windows Phone camera to scan physical objects and convert them into 3D models via a 3D printer.

The 3D reconstruction process is called Skynet UI, which is meant to make the entire process a whole lot easier for consumers to use.

Microsoft’s Asia Research team, which includes Zhiwei Li, Richard Cai and Jiawei Gu, said: "The Skynet UI design aims to enhance user experience to lower the barriers between common consumers and 3D reconstruction.

The researchers used a normal Windows Phone device camera to capture physical objects and turn them into 3D models.

US tech firm anticipate that the new technology would allow consumers to use their mobile devices for augmented reality furniture and space arrangement, e-commerce visualisation, object recognition and search.

Microsoft is also working on ‘no-touch’ screen technology, which would enable operating phones, tablets and TVs from a distance, without requiring them to swipe over to the device manually.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU