The 5″ Android smartphone’s sensors make 250,000 3D measurements every second to create an accurate 3D model of the space surrounding you, updated in real time.
Google said the early algorithms were still in active development, but that possible future uses for the technology include capturing the dimensions of your home, navigating inside unfamiliar buildings and finding products unaided in large supermarkets.
It was developed as part of Project Tango, an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
Google said: “We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.
“We’re ready to put early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help bring those ideas into reality.”
Google has allocated a number of the 200 available development kits to various projects, including indoor navigation / mapping, single and multiplayer games within physical space and new algorithms for processing sensor data.
Source : Telegraph