Virtual reality and 3D point cloud technology


It is widely known that 3D point cloud technology is a fantastic and effective way of spatial data acquisition. Regarding the applications the opportunities are extensive, yet the basic demand normally is to derive some „traditional” mapping products like 2D plans, elevations, sections, profiles, etc. – a kind of static imagination of reality.
In addition, we may monitor slight changes in time, maybe support special applications related to archaeology, cultural heritage, etc. The virtual reality technology might further widen the horizon to think out of the box.

Let’s imagine that the task is not „only” the 3D capture of our environment, but to examine how the high accurate biological and geometric model of human being behaves in this environment. How shall we design the workstations and workflows at a factory in a way to provide the most effective production complying with the labor safety and health care regulations? How shall we reconstruct a crime scene where we can model the human actors (victims, eyewitnesses, etc.) with the same details like we do with the scene itself? How shall we make a realistic animation blockbuster movie? And we could continue those special applications where we need the 3D human body modeling within the 3D environment – this time however in a dynamic (4D) way. And if it was not enough to let’s imagine that professionals may be able to enter events and scenes remotely and make analyses and decisions real time.
Demands like these can be supplied by human simulation, motion capture, and virtual verification technologies that can further broaden the opportunities for 3D reality capture solutions.
Just to get a taste on the topic, watch a short video made by our local Hungarian partner ViVeTech Ltd:

For further info on both Leica Geosystems 3D point cloud technologies and ViVeTech motion capture solutions as potential in forensic investigation and counter-terrorism, please visit us at our forthcoming event at Kriminálexpo 2016 held in Budapest 9th November 2016.

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Leica Geosystems Hungary