Smarter Spaces Create Virtual Tours During COVID-19 Pandemic
Don't let the pandemic keep you from exploring
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are out of jobs and practicing social distancing. This means a lot of young adults are staying home and on the internet more than usual. Without going out and being able to explore their surrounding areas, they are finding new ways to “get out,” and 3D laser scanning has made it easier than ever before.
A startup company in Nova Scotia called Smarter Spaces has taken this opportunity of empty streets to use their 3D laser scanning devices to give people tours and virtual worlds to look for. They have also created a way for users to jump from building to building through the 3D scans. It may not be as good as getting out in real life, but for now, it is the closest thing. We have to view the real world.
The deal on 3D laser scanning
This technology allows accurate details to be captured through handheld devices. Someone can hold the 3D laser scanning device as it rapidly takes pictures of an object or scene. It gathers every single microscopic detail giving the scene a life-like feeling. This is great for the users on the other end because it gives it more real than a picture could.
Once the information is collected, it is stored in cyberspace, it gets sent to the cloud where it can be used for future reference. This data can be sent across the world in minutes, making it one of the best tools on the market to share easily. 3D scans have the option to be edited, printed, or developed into virtual reality. That is why we can use it in so many different ways, making it a versatile tool.
3D laser scanning was initially developed in the 1960s but didn’t gain adoption until the 1990s. It was used to take pictures in real life and turn them into a computer image. It has since then been turned into a piece of technology that creates fantastic things on and off-screen.
How else it is being used during the pandemic
As our communities continue to be on lockdown, we are finding more ways to use technology. It is helping us tour museums all over the world, we can study artifacts up close, and walk through museum halls. We can see the outside world empty viewing streets in ways we have never seen before.
Companies all over the world have adopted the use of 3D laser scanning to create protective equipment to protect our nurses and doctors. Every company with access to this technology is finding ways for it to benefit the community and citizens.
There are so many ways that this technology has helped us and continues to help prevent the spread of this virus. It is giving us a chance to explore the outside world without risking lives or putting anyone in harm’s way. 3D laser scanning will continue to grow in uses and will be one of the best tools all professionals can adopt. It is no longer for people who do research or computer scientists, it is for anyone who has the need to collect information and share it with the world.