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Modular and Portable Multi-camera Photogrammetry System

LEAD INVENTOR:
Duncan J. Irschick, Ph.D.
 
PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

•       Hand-held, modular and portable multi-camera photogrammetry system that can be transported in a bag/case.

•       Portable, backpack version of the multi-camera photogrammetry system

 
ADVANTAGES

•       Rapid:  Rapid capturing of 2D images for creating 3D models of objects that move on short time scales (seconds), such as live animals, humans, and other objects that move

•       Modular: Modular system that allows for adding or removing cameras and mounting arms

•       Portable:  Highly portable system in the hand-held and backpack versions, allowing for rapid capturing of 2D images for 3D model creation in outdoor conditions

 
TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
This invention provides a hand-held, portable, and modular photogrammetry system that consists of multiple cameras attached to movable mounting arms coupled to a holdable plate. The system also includes a trigger mechanism that activates the cameras simultaneously.  The system enables rapid (15 - 45 seconds) capture of 2D images of still or moving objects for the creation of high-resolution 3D models.
ABOUT THE LEAD INVENTOR

Dr. Duncan J. Irschick is a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an integrative biologist and innovator interested in the evolution and ecology of animal athletics, and how biological form informs synthetic design.
AVAILABILITY:
Available for Licensing and/or Sponsored Research
DOCKET:
UMA 16-012
PATENT STATUS:
Patent Pending
Category(s):
Devices
Engineering
Contact:
Ling Shen
Senior Licensing Officer
University of Massachusetts
413-545-5276
lxshen@research.umass.edu
Inventor(s):
Duncan Irschick
Kasey Smart
Dylan Briggs
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