In the last years 3D scanning has become an important resource in many fields, in particular it hasplayed a key role in study and preservation of Cultural Heritage. Moreover today, thanks to the miniaturizationof electronic components, it has been possible produce a new category of 3D scanners, alsoknown as handheld scanners. Handheld scanners combine a relatively low cost with the advantage ofthe portability. The aim of this chapter is two-fold: first, a survey about the most recent 3D handheldscanners is presented. As second, a study about the possibility to employ the handheld scanners in thefield of Cultural Heritage is conducted. In this investigation, a doorway of the Benedictine Monasteryof Catania, has been used as study case for a comparison between stationary Time of Flight scanner,photogrammetry-based 3D reconstruction and handheld scanning. The study is completed by an evaluationof the meshes quality obtained with the three different kinds of technology and a 3D modelingreproduction of the case-study doorway.
|Title of host publication||Hand Held 3D Scanning for Cultural Heritage: Experimenting Low Cost Structure Sensor Scan|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|