Hi this is my first post so please be gentle,
I'm currently working with a Children's Neurological Charity in the UK called 'Cerebra' that manufactures products for children with neurological disorders to aid in daily life. We are currently making bespoke helmets for children with different skull morphology's that can't buy units that are sufficient in the shops, enabling them to participate in sporting activities such as Horse Riding & Cycling.
We need to develop a technique for gathering the children's head geometry (3D scaled mesh) that can be used in modelling the helmet using CAD applications. We have been previously using a Artec EVA 3D (borrowed) scanner and travelling around the country but need to develop a way of gathering this information remotely as we are a very small design team and can't keep up with demand.
I have been looking at a range of different options including both Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning. Having experimented with the Xbox 360 Kinect camera and 'Skanect / ReconstructMe' software, I was able to gain fairly accurate results which are suitable for our needs. However the equipment involved is fairly dated and is on the bulky side, in terms of being incorporated into a design solution that could be customised and simplified to the point a parent or carer would be able to operate.
For this reason I am very interested in understanding the fundamentals of operating both the:
Intel® RealSense™ Robotic Development Kit & Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D415. (Or anything else that maybe suitable)
- Would someone be able to shed some light on how complicated the process of connecting the Up board to the R200 in order to start scanning? What additional hardware/software/code is required if we chose this option?
- What are the minimum computer requirements for operating the D415 and are there currently any software applications that can be used in conjunction for gathering 3D geometry?
Our background is product design with a very basic knowledge of electronics and even less with software development or UI design. From what I've read It sounds perfect for incorporating into a set of apparatus that we can send out by courier, however I don't want to purchase a unit for testing unless i'm certain it will work as we have a very tight budget.
I'm sorry for the length of this post but any advice or guidance would be gratefully received!
Thanks for reading,