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Jun 03, 2017

3D imaging tool helps home renovators see ‘through’ walls

European consumers who are looking to take on some DIY can now call on VR to help see through walls and other objects.

WalabotDIY, developed by 3D imaging sensor company Vayyar Imaging, gives renovators ‘Superman-vision’ that allows them to see up to 10 cm into drywall, cement and other materials. No longer will there be that moment of anticipation as you drill into wall, hoping that you won’t be knee-deep in water 10 minutes later.

The app is designed to help people determine the location of studs, pipes, wires and even rodent’s nests.

Raviv Melamed, CEO and co-founder at Vayyar Imaging, said:

“The launch across UK and Europe was the natural next step for us. After having such great success with customers in the US, we wanted to expand to markets that have a long tradition of embracing to DIY approach.

“WalabotDIY introduces a new experience for any person who would like to renovate their house without making needless mistakes.”

How does it work?

The application is compatible for Android smartphones (5.0 and higher), equipped with USB OTG.

The product connects to the back of the phone and is then used to scan the wall. The smartphone screen then displays the image of the objects behind the wall.

The product will also let renovators how deep they need to cut or drill into the wall to avoid damaging pipes, wires and objects hidden behind walls.

You can watch a product demonstration here.

“Walabot makes highly sophisticated imaging technology approachable, affordable and usable for everyone. 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,” continued Melamed.

“We can’t wait to see what other kinds of applications makers and curious inventors around the world will create for Walabot.”

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