Russian developer of 3D human body scanners Texel will begin shipping its products to the UAE. The contract is long-term – within two years, a number of Texel devices for at least $ 1 million may be sent to the Emirates. At the first stage, the deal amounted to $ 40,000.
The contract between the Russian developer Texel and the management company of the free economic zone Dubai Internet City was concluded following the results of the Gitex-2021 exhibition, a company spokesman said. The amount of the first stage of the transaction was $ 40 thousand. During 2022-2023, a number of Texel devices can be sent to the UAE for a total amount of at least $ 1 million.
Under the contract, Texel will supply Texel Portal MX scanners to the UAE. It is a human-sized rotating frame. It is equipped with sensors and software developed by Russian specialists. The frame turns around a person in 30 seconds, the system processes the data for about a minute and creates a three-dimensional human avatar.
The scanner is capable of making measurements that can be compared with the dimensional grid of a clothing store to select the optimal model.
“This technology is unique and can be in demand in a large number of industries such as fashion, entertainment, engineering, design and many others,” said Sergey Klimentiev, co-founder of Texel.
According to the developers, the Texel project has already accumulated a database of more than 60 thousand three-dimensional models of residents of different countries. The analysis of this data using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies will in the future make it possible to obtain a three-dimensional model of a person from self-taken photographs.
Texel, a Skolkovo resident, was founded in 2014. At the moment, the total amount of funds raised by the company, according to Crunchbase, is $ 2.5 million. One of the investors is the Internet Initiatives Development Fund.