The Birth of the Scanner (Low Cost & Portable) Culture
With the advent of pocket “supercomputers” like the iPhone and Android comes the shrinking of 3d scanning components and the ability for portable scanners to come of age.
Licensed from the French Engineering team ManCTL architectures for image capture, motion sensing and gaming platforms combinne to form a portable system. Alternative technologies such as the Mu thermal imaging camera for the iPhone hits the price point of $300 on an almost $300K in croudsourced funding while one time Audrino sensor packs sell for $46 each ignoring the economies of scale associated with larger production runs.
In 2010 it was the advent of the Jawbone system and the 1st introduction of the wearables culture. Next came the Nike fuelband and Adidas sports system and finally the 1st of the augmented systems embedded into Google Glass. These platforms create the bedrock for tomorrows next generation synthetic systems.