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Russia: This Moscow start-up device can 3D colour-scan people02:30

Russia: This Moscow start-up device can 3D colour-scan people

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 29, 2016 at 18:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian inventors at the Moscow-based start-up Texel have created a unique computer system that enables the 3D colour scanning of large objects, or even people, which they showed off in Moscow on Friday.

The patented device is called the 'Portal' and its main attraction is the speed of its work: completing a scan and digitising an object in just over a minute. Then just two minutes later a 3D model of the object is ready to be created on a 3D printer, with its makers claiming that it is the only one that can work at such a speed.

The scanner's application is wide, according to Texel CEO Maxim Fedyukov, who said "it will be used in medicine and in fitting clothing and so on." It can even replicate the human form, which is a development that opens up prospects for businesses both online and in-store, he added. Digitised "people copies" can be uploaded onto a network, so that anyone can try on any clothes in a virtual fitting room or load an exact copy of themselves into a computer game.

Portal was manufactured at one of Moscow's innovative tech "clusters" in 2015 but became known only after an Open Innovations event in the city. There is received the right to join 54 other top start-ups from emerging markets at the Seedstars Summit in Geneva in March. The project has already attracted major investments, with plans to sign contracts with foreign investors on the results of the event in Switzerland.

Russia: This Moscow start-up device can 3D colour-scan people02:30
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Russian inventors at the Moscow-based start-up Texel have created a unique computer system that enables the 3D colour scanning of large objects, or even people, which they showed off in Moscow on Friday.

The patented device is called the 'Portal' and its main attraction is the speed of its work: completing a scan and digitising an object in just over a minute. Then just two minutes later a 3D model of the object is ready to be created on a 3D printer, with its makers claiming that it is the only one that can work at such a speed.

The scanner's application is wide, according to Texel CEO Maxim Fedyukov, who said "it will be used in medicine and in fitting clothing and so on." It can even replicate the human form, which is a development that opens up prospects for businesses both online and in-store, he added. Digitised "people copies" can be uploaded onto a network, so that anyone can try on any clothes in a virtual fitting room or load an exact copy of themselves into a computer game.

Portal was manufactured at one of Moscow's innovative tech "clusters" in 2015 but became known only after an Open Innovations event in the city. There is received the right to join 54 other top start-ups from emerging markets at the Seedstars Summit in Geneva in March. The project has already attracted major investments, with plans to sign contracts with foreign investors on the results of the event in Switzerland.

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