What is hiding behind this wall? A common question – and fear – for a handymen or carpenter that needs to drill a hole, hang a curtain or install a shelf. If they are careless, they might end up hitting a power line. Or worse, a water pipe.
The Israeli startup Vayyar Imaging wants to save their customers from making such expensive, time-consuming mistakes.
Co-founders Rivav Melamed, Miri Ratner and Naftali Chayat started the company in 2011 in Tel Aviv. Since then they have created numerous devices with 3D-sensor technology capable of looking through solid materials.
Walabot is the technology that allows them to look at 10 centimeters behind a wall and detect whether the out-of-sight object is metal, plastic or wood.
The 6-year-old startup plans on launching their product in Europe – for roughly 100 euros (113.42 USD). Here’s a look at how the device works:
This text originally appeared on Gründerszene (German). Translation by Christine G. Coester.