Gravity- and Geomagnetism-based 3DCS


Fabric is a material very close to us, and its motion is very interesting.
In order to measure the motion, we develop a cloth-like sheet that measures its own 3D configuration.
With the sheet, you can measure the shape and size of an object with ease.

Fig.1 Illustration of 3DCS
There is a lattice structure in the 3DCS, and a 6-axis sensor is attached on each link.
The whole shape is estimated using the gravity and the Earth's magnetic field measured by sensors.

Fig.2 Demonstration I: flat plate

Fig.3 Demonstration II: sphere

Fig.4 Demonstration III: pickup

  1. Takayuki Hoshi and Hiroyuki Shinoda: 3D Shape Measuring Sheet Utilizing Gravitational and Geomagnetic Fields,
    Proc. SICE Annual Conference 2008, pp. 915-920, Chofu (Japan), 20-22 Aug., 2008.
  2. Takayuki Hoshi and Hiroyuki Shinoda: Three-Dimensional Shape Capture Sheet Using Distributed Six-Axis Sensors,
    Proc. 5th International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2008), pp. 156-161, Kanazawa (Japan), 17-19 Jun., 2008.

Release: 9 Mar. 2007
Update: 2 Aug. 2013
Takayuki Hoshi: star(at)