Abstract: An combined object capturing system and display device and associated method are provided for capturing and measuring an object near a display device. The object capturing system may include at least one projection device for projecting a structured light pattern onto a surface of the object, at least one detection device for capturing at least one image of the structured light pattern acting on the surface of the object, and a computing device for determining a measurement relating to the captured image. The display device may provide a position for the object to assume with respect to the object capturing system. The object capturing system may be combined with, attached to or otherwise positioned alongside the display device. The measurement may be processed constantly and may determine a level of use of the display device, a computer connected to the display device or any device connected to the display device.
Abstract: A system and method are provided for the 3D measurement of the shape of material objects using non-contact structured light triangulation. The system includes a light projector for projecting a structured light pattern onto the surface of any object and a camera for capturing an image of the structured light pattern acting on the surface of the object. The system further includes computing device for determining the 3D measurement of the surface shape of the illuminated object through a triangulation algorithm employed based on a calculated correspondence between the projected structured light and the captured image. The structured light includes coded elements that lie within planes passing through vertices of the central projection areas of both the projector and the camera also that pass through the space of the object being measured.