3D customization startup Volumental, based in Stockholm, has taken on one of the largest seed investments in Sweden from Silicon Valley investor FOUNDER.org and Stockholm-based MOOR. Volumental’s cloud-based software enables accurate scanning of the human body using simple 3D depth cameras and will allow individuals to use those scannings to create products that are customized to their own bodies. Several proofs of concepts within orthotics and ecommerce are under way, including a project with Intel using 3D depth- sensing laptops for fitting shoes that was demoed at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 10th which manufacturing is completely individualized and localized and plans to use the investment to keep growing the team and launch their first products on the journey towards that vision.
Volumental, based in Stockholm, has taken on one of the largest seed investments in Sweden from Silicon Valley investor FOUNDER.org and Stockholm-based MOOR
Volumental’s cloud-based platform builds on two revolutions happening right now: 3D enabled cameras are becoming widely accessible in mobile devices and 3D printers are increasingly accurate, affordable and available. Volumental’s software creates accurate scannings of the human body using simple 3D depth cameras, which hardware manufacturers like Intel have suggested will be integrated into handheld mobile devices and laptops within a year, meaning commercial applications targeting home users will be possible much sooner than anticipated.
Mikael Moreira from MOOR, the venture investment firm of Rovio Entertainment Chairman Kaj Hed comments, “There is a huge market being created within customization of products and we at MOOR believe that the Volumental team has the exceptional talent, product ingredients, and vision, needed to build this market. We are really fired up about working together with the entire Volumental team.”
“There is a huge market being created within customization of products” – Mikael Moreira