There are two main types of 360-degree cameras: those with multiple lenses and those with a single lens. In either scenario, these cameras use 180-degree forward and rear-facing fisheye lenses to capture the surroundings. Multi-lens 360-degree cameras usually have a circular array of lenses. This feature allows them to capture a truly panoramic image.
These cameras enable you to stitch together multiple images to create an even wider field of view. Single-lens 360-degree cameras, on the other hand, utilize advanced image processing algorithms to “unwrap” the images they capture and create a panoramic effect. All 360-degree cameras allow you to see everything happening around you in one shot.
We at ConstructN modernized a fundamental concept by combining a 360-degree camera with advanced computer vision, AI, and data visualization software – similar to the tech used in self-driving cars. Now, we use it to enhance progress monitoring capabilities of construction businesses.