Google has launched Project Tango, an experimental smartphone and development kit that incorporates 3D sensors capable of scans the environment. It is designed as an 5 inch phone that contains hardware and software, a GPS antenna that allows you to locate your smartphone. Of course, there are models that can make 3D photos. The first prototype of the Tango Project makes more than a quarter of a million 3D measurements every second, finding the three-dimensional motion that creates a 3D visual map of the space around it.
Project Tango is actually an intersection between several technologies, including photo technologies, sensor technologies, and advanced rendering inertial measurements. All these form a dataset that records environmental changes around the smartphone and 3D form a map in real time. Usefulness of the map could go to helping people with disabilities to applications in architecture, interior design and related industries.
The company has imagined Tango project as the first step into the world of gaming that combines real-world locations.