A company in Israel has developed a new 3D-imaging sensor that can let you 'see' inside walls using your smartphone.
The device, called Walabot, can look through walls to detect structural foundations, plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires and studs.
"Walabot instantly turns a smartphone into a powerful 3D-imaging system at your fingertips," company officials said. "Our advanced technology lets people see all kinds of things hidden in the world around them, adding yet another dimension to the way people use smart devices today," they said.
The device looks into cement, drywall and tells you its depth, and even detect movement behind walls. Apart from various sample apps, Walabot also gives makers and inventors around the world the opportunity to develop content that takes advantage of the 3D imaging sensor technology.
Not only can one make use of the existing apps, but they can also create their own apps. "Walabot's technology is simple and intuitive, so people with any level of experience can use it to enjoy and better the world around them," the company said.
"Walabot makes highly sophisticated imaging technology approachable, affordable and usable for everyone," said Raviv Melamed, CEO and co-founder of Vayyar Imaging, a 3D-imaging sensor company based in Israel.
"It can help the blind avoid obstacles, sense - and alert you - if your mother or father has fallen in the shower, help your robot become autonomous, and much more," he said.