Matrix awarded patents for 3-D measurement system
Oct. 19, 2012—Matrix Electronic Measuring Inc., a developer of advanced measuring devices for the automotive collision repair industry, has obtained two patents for its new vehicle measurement system called the Matrix Wand.
The Matrix Wand is a handheld vehicle measurement device used for estimating structural collision damage. The tool, which was publicly launched in April, uses two cameras that capture three-dimensional images of vehicle damage. Estimators can use the images to measure all damage on a vehicle’s body and engine components, reveal hidden damage, verify repair quality and enable predictive wheel alignment.
Matrix has been awarded two patents for the measurement system and method, which was developed by Guidelight Business Solutions, a global business and enterprise application development company based in Austin, Texas. Matrix has two more patents pending on the tool, which the company expects to be awarded soon.
With ownership of the patents, Guidelight said Matrix will be able to reduce the number of competitors in the market and obtain revenue from licensing.
“The patented innovations Guidelight has developed for Matrix pushes the Matrix Wand to the forefront of the burgeoning marketing of vision systems and augmented reality,” said George Stevens, CEO of Guidelight.
For more information about the Matrix Wand, visit thematrixwand.com.