Cyberware Scanner Used to Digitize Michelangelo's David

Monterey, CA - July 14, 2000 - Cyberware has once again helped to link art and technology, by designing one of the principal hardware requirements for the recently completed Digital Michelangelo Project. The project, which consisted of digitizing several of Michelangelo's works in museum settings, required a scanner that could pan and tilt while operating reliably on a motorized gantry. It also had to be capable of scanning intricate details like chisel marks, without creating undue exposure to heat or light.

Cyberware custom designed and built a scanner, consisting of a low-powered laser and a range camera, for the project. The scanner was mounted on a 4-axis motorized gantry, which could be expanded to easily scan Michelangelo's David, which is 23 feet tall on its pedestal.

As a result, researchers now have completely new images of the David and other sculptures, which may be analyzed and may help with restoration projects. The images can even be animated. At Cyberware we are proud to have been part of this breakthrough project and continue to work on other custom designing projects that may long have been believed impossible.

About Cyberware

For nearly two decades, Cyberware has developed and produced the world's most advanced 3D scanning products and software. These innovative products include 3D scanners ranging from compact desktop models to systems for scanning the entire human body in one pass. The supporting software is continuously setting standards in three-dimensional imaging. Cyberware 3D Scanners and software have been used in applications such as artistic product design, CAD/CAM, research, animation and special effects for film, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, medical appliance design, anthropometry / ergonomics, and personal portrait sculpture.