Live 3D Reconstruction on Mobile Devices

The goal of this project (2012 - 2014) was to develop a system that allows users to build interactively 3D models of real-world environments by means of mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers. The main focus was on off-the-shelf consumer devices.

Regarding the repid progress in mobile technologies, this methodology bears tremendous potential by offering unprecedented interactivity and mobility. In particular, the feedback, provided to the user in the course of reconstruction, can assist his movements in order to construct a 3D model with the desired quality and completeness. Additionally, suitable high-resolution still images could be stored and used in an offline refinement stage.