Cyberware Announces Major Breakthrough In 3D Technology:
Whole Body Scans in Seconds

Monterey, CA - no date assigned - A major advancement in 3D digital technology was announced today by David Addleman, President of Cyberware, with the development of the world's first whole body 3D scanner.

The scanner, which, in seconds, provides highly detailed, three-dimensional images of the entire body in digital form for display and manipulation at computer graphics workstations, is the first of its kind.

EG&G Idaho, specialists in optical data techniques for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, has purchased the first model of the Cyberware Whole Body Scanner to do evaluation for the United States Air Force. The USAF expects benefit from the innovative scanners' use in equipment design; projects ranging from form-fitting flight suits to space helmets that have to fit within hundredths of a millimeter can be improved by the technology, according to Vance Deason of EG&G Idaho.

Cyberware, of Monterey, California, pioneered the use of 3D color scanners for special effects animation and design work with scale models. Cyberware scanners have made possible the digitized special effects seen in dozens of films including Jurassic Park. Batman Returns, and In the Line Of Fire. Its user-friendly hardware and software products, the first to be able to accurately scan the human head for 3D digital models, are internationally respected by doctors, engineers, researchers, manufacturers and artists.

0 to 60,000 In One Second

The Whole Body Scanner is as accurate as it is fast. The scan produces up to 60,000 3D measurements per second and can cover the human form in just twenty seconds, thus making antiquated anthropologic measurements obsolete. Mounted on vertical towers, optical heads scan a cylindrical volume with a diameter of 1.2 meters and a height of two meters. The multiple scans are then "zippered" to create a highly-detailed, color 3D model. "We're going from a few point measurements to a few million in just a very short time," noted Vance Deason of EG&G Idaho. "We expect there will be numerous applications."

As with other Cyberware rapid 3D digitizers and software tools, the Whole Body Scanner is as practical as it is powerful. In a variety of work environments, the scanner can dramatically improve efficiency, accuracy and cost effectiveness of projects. The Whole Body Scanner will be on demonstration at Cyberware in the Fall of 1994. First orders are scheduled for delivery in January 1995.

Cyberware manufactures a variety of user-friendly hardware and software products for rapid 3D color scanning. Cyberware products, which will digitize virtually any object, are being used by doctors, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, artists and film makers worldwide.