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A disruptive smartphone application to measure three-dimensional spaces to digitally evaluate and view associated surface data


B&M THYSSEN GmbH is a German ICT-SME specialized in the development of onsite or room measurement software. We
have developed and patented a disruptive and cost-effective method to measure rooms and spaces simply, accurately and
quickly using a smartphone camera and internal sensors. With the project, we aim to further develop, test and commercialise
the roometric3D smartphone application.

Traditional onsite or room measurement methods are complicated, time-consuming and error-prone. These methods are
taught in vocational training and are based on the use of tape measures, and square and triangulation formulas. However,
these traditional methods are too slow and not commercially competitive in today’s business environment, and there is also
shortage of workers with onsite or room measurement qualifications, partly due to the trade not being attractive to young

Even with availability of other onsite or room measurement solutions like 2D mobile apps, hybrid between mobile apps and
laser, apps with flow plans, tachymeter, laser with handsets or tachymeter (stand devices), the customer still faces a limited
choice of:

• Low-cost, fast, but low accuracy solutions (target group: consumers),

• Mid-price, slow, cumbersome, mid-accuracy solutions (target group: tradespeople),

• High-cost, high (millimetre) accuracy solutions (target group: surveyors).

roometric3D will provide a highly competitive advantage in all three criteria: speed, cost and accuracy and will enable the
measurement of 3D spaces, which currently no competitive smartphone app can provide.

We have a clear business opportunity to expand our sales and grow our company by commercializing our disruptive
roometric3D smartphone app. The app will allow fast and easy measurement of rooms and spaces in three dimensions for
the first time using the smartphone’s built-in camera and sensors.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
12205 BERLIN

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00