Oct.18, 2013

Boulder & SF-based Occipital announced today that their Kickstarter campaign for the Structure Sensor has surpassed $1M in pledges from more than 2,700 backers worldwide.

"A month ago,we had no certainty if the project we had started nearly two years ago was going to plummet or soar. We were exceptionally nervous,"said Jeff Powers, CEO and co-founder of Occipital. "Today's milestone makes us feel both lucky and exceptionally encouraged by the response the Structure Sensor has received."

The Structure Sensor gives mobile devices a new sense – the ability to not just capture the world as two-dimensional images, but to actually understand it in three dimensions. This enables a completely new set of mobile applications, including:

  • 3D object scanning for 3D content creation with no knowledge of CAD required.
  • 3D mapping of indoor spaces for instant measurements and virtual redecoration.
  • Body scanning for fitness tracking and virtual clothes fitting.
  • Virtual reality games using 3D environments imported from the real world.
  • Augmented reality games where virtual objects interact precisely with the geometry of the physical world, including occlusions.

Occipital's Kickstarter campaign for the Structure Sensor was launched on September 17th, 2013. Within 3.5 hours of being launched, the Structure Sensor had already reached its original campaign goal of $100K. By the end of its second day, the campaign had raised over $500K in pledges from backers.

The Kickstarter for the Structure Sensor is still going on with 13 days left. In case you haven't had a chance to see it yet, you can check out the campaign here.


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