The Beastcam is an innovative camera, conceived and developed by a group of researchers led by biologist Duncan Irschick of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, that is designed to make it easier than ever to capture 3D scans of animals.
Come to think about it, it's pretty tricky to put together a 3D image of wild animals such as sharks or other large animals -- or even some smaller animals for that matter. This is where the Beastcam comes in. All you have to do is pass the apparatus over the animal, and it captures numerous photos for you from different angles. Special software is then used to render a 3D image of the animal.
The Beastcam will be of use by scientists and lab researchers looking to study the animal world to a high degree of accuracy.
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