Industrial Design / Engineering
Google Tango® is an augmented reality based Android tablet that contains customized hardware, an array of sensors, and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. The embedded sensors allow the device to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, and combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around it. This arrangement allows users to create experiences such as indoor navigation, 3D mapping, augmented reality, physical space measurement, and environment recognition in a virtual world. The aim of this research study is to investigate the scope and accuracy of Google Tango® tablet for generating 3D point cloud based scans that could be used for schematic designing, space management, and for renovations and retrofitting planning.