Practical applications of smartphone lidar


Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is a technology that uses lasers to measure distances and create high-resolution 3D maps of environments. In recent years, smartphone manufacturers have started incorporating lidar sensors into their devices, which has opened up a range of practical applications. Here are a few examples of how smartphone lidar can be used:

  • Augmented Reality (AR) applications: Lidar sensors can be used to create more accurate and detailed 3D models of the environment around the user. This makes it possible to develop more advanced AR applications that can overlay virtual objects more seamlessly onto the real world.
  • Improved photography and videography: Lidar can help to improve the accuracy of autofocus and depth sensing in smartphone cameras, allowing for better portrait mode effects and other photography features.
  • Navigation and indoor mapping: By creating detailed 3D maps of indoor environments, lidar can be used to improve navigation and wayfinding in large buildings like airports or shopping malls.
  • Measurement and spatial awareness: Lidar can be used to measure the dimensions of physical objects and spaces, which can be useful in a range of applications, from construction to interior design.
  • Gaming: Lidar can be used to create more accurate and immersive gaming experiences by allowing for more detailed 3D mapping of the game environment.

These are just a few examples of the practical applications of smartphone lidar, and as the technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative uses in the future. Reach out to the Valtira team of experts to learn more.

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