Occipital, developer of the Structure Sensor for 3D scanning applications, acquired startup Lynx Laboratories.
After their Kickstarter campaign for a mobile 3D scanner, Lynx shifted their focus from building their own hardware towards software development for the Structure Sensor.
“We’re excited about Lynx Laboratories because of their strong technology, promising future roadmap with partners lined up, and a great team that’s as passionate about 3D computer vision as we are,” Occipital writes in a recent post.
So far Lynx has used their proprietary Scanner+ system, utilising the Structure Sensor on Android tablets, to solve industry-specific problems. Now the company can bring their expertise in both the building industry solutions as well as Android applications development with the Structure Sensor to Occipital. Further, Lynx has contributed enhancements to the sensor’s firmware and drivers, resulting in improved depth accuracy. A specially developed IP can reduce the error of 3D sensors by up to 90%, bringing the Structure Sensor in line with professional-grade technologies at a significantly lower price.
All of Lynx technologies and intellectual property are now part of Occipital.