Apparatus (20) for 3D mapping of an object (28) includes an illumination assembly (30), including a coherent light source (32) and a diffuser (33), which are arranged to project a primary speckle pattern on the object. A single image capture assembly (38) is arranged to capture images of the primary speckle pattern on the object from a single, fixed location and angle relative to the illumination assembly. A processor (24) is coupled to process the images of the primary speckle pattern captured at the single, fixed angle so as to derive a 3D map of the object.
|Original language||American English|
|Patent number||US patent No. 8390821|
|State||Published - 2005|