While depth sensors have become very popular since the release of the Kinect, they have been mostly limited to desktop and laptops. On Tuesday Occipital announced Structure, a depth sensor specifically designed for mobile applications. The sensor is compact, has its own battery and fits nicely to an iPad.
A high-level SDK will be provided for iOS, but Structure will be hacker-friendly and opensource drivers for Android and desktop will be available. A new grabber will also be contributed to PCL to connect with the community and enable an easy integration.
You can help make this happen faster by supporting the project on Kickstarter http://kck.st/16BkwuO.