Innovative Applications for Low Cost 3D Scanning Using KScan3D
Posted by Pauline Tang on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
With the launch of KScan3D in August, there is a low cost option for people to create innovative 3D scanning projects as the technology becomes more affordable. With KScan3D, Kinect hardware, and a PC or Mac running Windows OS, users can capture 3D scans with a click of a button. Here are a few KScan3D customers that use the 3D scanning software for innovative applications:
The Process of Creating 3D Sculptures of Pregnant Women by Get Babied
The 3D scanner is built on using multiple Kinects connected to KScan3D software. A pregnant woman can be scanned in 360 degrees using a slowly moving pedestal. Once the data is captured and processed, the information is sent to a 3D printer where a plastic cast is printed of the pregnant belly. Other personalized keepsake such as charms for bracelets and necklaces and ceramic busts can also be created using this technology.
Photo Source: Get Babied
Ideate, a part of the San Francisco nonprofit ReAllocate, wanted to prove that with the use of a cell phone's GPS for navigation, a drone carrying medicine could be dispatched from a nearby city to people stranded after a natural disaster. They used a 3D printed figurine created using KScan3D and 3D printers to test this concept. For more information including a video, please visit the Gizmodo article: This Drone Aircraft Could Save Lives
Video Screenshot Source: Gizmodo
Netherlands-Based Art Collective, The Blue Noise Department, Uses KScan3D to Create Art Installation
Powerplay is an art installation that is focused on the physical ideals of the people from Enschede. The people were interviewed about their favorite body part they wish to 3D scan and specified which sound or music best suited them in the installation. Using a KScan3D scanner and a laser cutter, each piece is a recreation of the subjects' favorite body part. The pieces move through the installation and in several places there are other meanings and associations that highlight their significance - as a reminder, admiration, contemplation.
Video Source: bluenoisedepartment
We hope to see even more innovative use of KScan3D in the New Year!