I was browsing kickstarter and came across this pretty nifty little gadget that (kinda) works like a kinect sensor but can plug into a whole heap of different devices (although it looks to be mainly designed for the iPad – it includes an SDK to be used with Xcode.
One of the impressive feature for me was that you could scan the room with it and it would give you an accurate 3D model of that room complete with dimensions. Since my wife and I are renovating our house at the moment, this would come in extremely handy! We could go shopping for furniture etc… and can even scan the furniture at the store and impose that 3D model of the furniture into our room!
There are a heap of other uses of course, check out the kickstarter page for more info:
Source – kickstarter.com