GALOIS is a compact laser scanner developed for the real-estate
market. It's able to map and capture an entire space to provide a
virtual viewing experience for prospective clients. This portable
scanner simplifies the capturing process and renders spaces in high
detail with its precision LiDAR sensor, M4/3 camera and automated 360°
More and more people are now virtually viewing properties online, but
the quality of the digital experience is lacking. Our task was to
design a device that captures spaces in much higher definition while
remaining lightweight and portable.
Our design and engineering teams worked closely from the earliest
stage to create an innovative component layout that could transform
the user experience.
Early prototypes validated the idea that dedicated handles could be
replaced by forming the scanner body into a grip, maintaining the
compact structure without sacrificing user experience.
Continuous high-speed computation is enabled by combining
heatsink and fan to actively dissipate heat
The optical center of the camera has been aligned to the motor
axis to create seamless panoramic images
8K color images captured by a M4/3 Active pixel sensor and
3D scanning radius of up to 10m with 2cm precision
Portability is improved by incorporating the battery into the
GALOIS is 60% smaller and 30% lighter than the previous generation.