3D Scanning with the Occipital Structure Sensor 3D and Your iPad


Take a different approach to your 3D scanning using the Occipital Structure Sensor 3D Scanner with Structure Sensor Bracket. Designed for on-the-go users who need a portable and handheld 3D scanner, Occipital’s offering comprises two main components. First is the Structure Sensor 3D Scanner, which performs 3D scans, captures augmented reality, and obtains measurements. Second is the Structure Sensor Bracket, which secures the scanner to your 9.7" iPad Pro & iPad Air 2, iPad (5th Gen) & iPad Air, iPad mini 4, and 10.5" iPad Pro, using an included aluminum latch.

Occipital Structure Sensor 3D Scanner with Structure Sensor Bracket

Users will also have free access to Structure SDK for iOS, which is Occipital’s way of taking care of the basics so developers can get straight to publishing applications. Do you need precise 6-DoF tracking? Volumetric reconstruction? Real world occlusion? Their APIs have you covered. If you prefer to develop at a low level, you’ll have direct access to the same raw data and low-level controls on the Structure Sensor that Occipital does. The Structure Sensor also supports OpenNI 2 on most other platforms.

The Structure Sensor is ready to use once it’s unpacked. There are already apps made for the Structure Sensor in the App Store and Occipital also provides a set of sample apps in Structure SDK to show more of what’s possible.

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