Hi everybody! I'm Laird Popkin, from the e-NABLE project (http://www.enablingthefuture.org). We make 3D printable prosthetic designs and give them away, and organize a network of 1,000+ volunteers who print prosthetics for people who need them, for free.
One of our challenges is that each prosthetic needs to be individually customized so suit each person. To do that, we take measurements from photos, or ideally we use scans, and right now our scanning process is to take use casting to make a plaster copy of the hand/arm, and then laser scan that using industrial scanners. So I'm interesting in trying the Structure scanner out to see if it's precise enough to use for our purposes, and if it is, to possibly make a mobile app that can walk users through the process of taking the scans and then uploading them to use as a basis of modeling their prosthetics.
It's very exciting seeing the price of scanning drop and the convenience go up! Imaging a volunteer in a third world village able to do first-world work!