Ever wonder what's inside your wall? Sure you have, who hasn't needed to find a stud? A new app and device, , lets you find much much more than just that, including wires, studs, pipes, plastic, rodents, and anything else that would get in the way of your latest efforts.
Walabot is product of Vayyar, a 3D-sensor imaging company. The $200 gadget works with Android phones currently, taking the from of a phone-sized block that attaches magnetically to its host-phone, pulling power from the phone's MicroUSB port and functioning with the help of an accompanying app.
DIY is the first mass market use of Vayyar's tech, but it's not the first time previously industrial tech has made the jump to the smartphone form factor. It's a lot like FLIR's smartphone case that can outfit your pocket supercomputer with additional thermal vision superpowers.
And Vayyar hopes its tech can go beyond just seeing through walls. "It can help the blind avoid obstacles," says Vayyer CEO and co-founder Raviv Melamed . It can "sense – and alert you – if your mother or father has fallen in the shower, help your robot become autonomous, and much more." One could easily imagine that if DIY is a success, a whole suite of Walabot products geared towards different markets will be on their way.