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Wearable (cave) mapping technology

Postby Cheryl Jones » Sep 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Wearable sensor maps disaster areas in real time

A sensor that digitally maps the area through which the wearer is moving, in real time, has been created by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). <snip> The system is still a prototype, but when tested in closed hallways without any Global Positioning System (GPS) signal, it was able to precisely map the environment as the user was moving through it.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19716723
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Re: Wearable (cave) mapping technology

Postby wyandottecaver » Sep 30, 2012 12:27 pm

Neat!
I'm not scared of the dark, it's the things IN the dark that make me nervous. :)
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Re: Wearable (cave) mapping technology

Postby kdxn » Oct 15, 2012 2:02 pm

You might also want to take a look at the Zebedee system developed in Australia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj9BKcnXOyo
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Re: Wearable (cave) mapping technology

Postby George Dasher » Dec 6, 2012 10:52 am

I wonder if you have to stand upright all the time to use it.
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