A NEW, GROUND-BREAKING APPROACH TO SCANNING
SLAM Scan® is the unique, patent-pending technology developed by Dacuda that enables a completely new experience of scanning. Our innovation bases on the combination of robotic principles for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with real-time image analysis of Computer Vision research. We developed a solution that makes it possible to compensate for the complexity of arbitrary hand movements in real-time while delivering a high quality and usable scan results.
At the core, SLAM Scan® is a piece of highly specialized software that does all the real-time processing and the visualization. Through a hardware abstraction layer, SLAM Scan® can work with simple hardware designs and standard components.
HOW IT WORKS
The input data for our software is a video stream of overlapping images recorded by a standard, low-cost CMOS camera chip. This video stream is processed by our software. Correspondences of images are detected and aligned in real-time. Simultaneously a global quality optimization is continuously updating the graph network connecting all images. Redundancies in the data are used for quality optimization and thus allowing for arbitrary movements and scan formats.
The SLAM Scan® Engine is tightly integrated with a leading text recognition (OCR) framework supporting over 198 languages. Text, tables and images are instantly editable in Word, Excel or other popular applications. Contents can also be shared with a single click on popular social networks or by email. As a result our technology allows fast and error free data entry into any application.
Dacuda’s approach is so cost-efficient that it can be even used in a price sensitive mass market such as computer mice. We believe that this new way of scanning should be available to everyone and should become part of every typical computer set-up.
In the future, Dacuda will make the technology also available for other popular devices where image sensors are used today. Driven by the continuous growth and pervasiveness of CMOS image sensors, Dacuda has a sizable and sustainable basis for growth.