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Desktop 2D/3D image capturing system using a digital camera
Author(s): Takashi Kitaguchi; Tomofumi Kitazawa; Yasuhiro Sato; Shin Aoki; Takefumi Hasegawa
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Paper Abstract

As electronic documents are becoming more and more popular, variety of objects, including 2D and 3D objects such as articles, books and 3D-shapes, can be easily contained in a document. Conventional systems cannot capture these objects as a 3D form. We developed a new image capturing system with 3D information for deskwork. It is an assemblage of a normal digital camera and its docking station designed for easy operation. The docking station swings the attached camera tilting step by step. Within a few steps, it covers the whole object automatically. Then each frame is combined together into one complete image with full resolution. In order to get precise 3D structure, stripe patterns are projected by a modified flash light attached on the camera. The resolution rises by means of the swing to be slipped the patterns on the object. Using the obtained 3D data we can reconstruct a correct image from a splay surface image such as a book. Experimental Results of image mosaicking and 3D reconstruction shows that the system is practical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4661, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications V, (8 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460160
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Kitaguchi, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tomofumi Kitazawa, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Sato, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shin Aoki, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takefumi Hasegawa, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4661:
Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications V
Brian D. Corner; Roy P. Pargas; Joseph H. Nurre, Editor(s)

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