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

Objective

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 people.

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

B&M THYSSEN GMBH
Address
Baseler Strasse 165
12205 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000