PhotoGAUGE, your pocket digital inspection partner.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it can be worth even more when it comes to inspection.

Whether you are looking to improve quality assurance programs, reverse engineer customer parts, understand machinery wear and maintenance needs, count inventory or take complex measurements at construction sites, there are limitations to what you see.

At PhotoGAUGE, our technology combines the power of smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to take images that help solve all your inspection needs.

PhotoGAUGE not only captures all that can be seen but also helps your teams translate the data into actionable information for more informed decision making.

Just picture the possibilities.

USE CASES

  • What’s the challenge that companies face?
    Most companies have defined what consistent quality means to them, but an AQL of 5 to 10% shouldn’t be acceptable anywhere, as it reflects hidden losses in a company’s P&L.
  • How does PhotoGAUGE help?
    Your expert team needs an expert tool to achieve its goals. PhotoGAUGE uses images from smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to help quality inspectors catch every defect, quickly… before it becomes a costly reject.
  • What’s the benefit?
    Increase yield throughout, reduce production costs by reducing costly rejects, and reduce the risk of shipping defects and protect your brand.
  • How quality teams have used PhotoGAUGE to improve AQLs?
    • Is the part the right size?
    • Are the visual defects acceptable?
    • Are the hole centers aligned?
  • What’s the challenge that companies face?
    Taking measurements at construction sites is cumbersome, time consuming and ripe with error and when teams need additional measurements, they must return to the site. The result? Parts that don’t fit, project delays, unhappy customers and lost profits.
  • How does PhotoGAUGE help?
    PhotoGAUGE uses images taken by smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence and to get you any and all measurements accurately and quickly.
  • What’s the benefit?
    With just an image you get hundreds of simple and complex measurements, and you can analyze existing images for additional measurements and be confident that measurements are accurate. 
  • How construction and remodeling companies have used PhotoGAUGE for building and renovation projects?
    • What are the dimensions of the house?
    • Whats the cost of kitchen remodel? Of the Bathroom remodel
    • What is the size of the room?
    • What are the dimensions of the windows on the 3rd floor?
    • What is the volume of concrete at a construction site? Do you have enough for the day’s job?
    • … and many more use cases where with just an image we can get every measurement for your construction project
  • What’s the challenge that companies face?
    Getting accurate measurements and specifications from the field is critical for creating new or replacement parts for customers, but capturing these measurements can be time-consuming, inaccurate and take engineers from their core job of designing and manufacturing. 
  • How does PhotoGAUGE help?
    PhotoGAUGE uses images from smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to gather actual and accurate data from the field, from customers easily.
  • What’s the benefit?
    Improve turnaround times, shorten the sales cycle and reduce time in the field to gather measurements, enabling engineers to focus on their core function.
  • How sales engineers have used PhotoGAUGE for reverse engineering projects?
    • Can we generate an accurate CAD model for this replacement rotor blade?
    • Can we create digital twins for decades-old legacy parts?
    • What are the dimensions of pipes and boilers to develop custom insulation sleeves?
    • … and many more.
  • What’s the challenge that companies face?
    Predicting maintenance needs can be challenging, and broken components can result in costly downtime. Maintenance teams need a better understanding of actual wear and tear to predict and plan maintenance needs before breaks occur.
  • How does PhotoGAUGE help?
    PhotoGAUGE uses images taken by smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to collect accurate wear data that improves maintenance planning.
  • What’s the benefit?
    Take thousands of images and collect accurate wear and tear data from the source to build a better understanding of maintenance needs and proactively plan maintenance.
  • How Field teams and maintenance teams have used PhotoGAUGE for proactive planning maintenance?
    • How is this aircraft tire wearing with each flight?
    • How is the commercial truck tire wearing after each trip?
    • How much life is left on this mining excavator lip?
    • Has this forging or stamping die deformed out of specifications?
    • … and many more use cases where with just an image we can help you better understand your maintenance needs.
  • What’s the challenge that companies face?
    It is cumbersome to accurately identify and count parts on the production floor, before loading for delivery or when taking warehouse inventory. Because counts are typically completed manually, there is always a risk of human error.
  • How does PhotoGAUGE help?
    PhotoGAUGE uses images taken by smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to identify and count your products and parts.
  • What’s the benefit?
    Reduce the time it takes to confirm orders are correct and plan deliveries more quickly.
  • How trucking and delivery companies have used PhotoGAUGE for better inventory management & planning deliveries?
    • Get actual counts in warehouses with just a picture
    • Identify different types of products for sorting
    • Confirm the right order mix before loading for delivery
    • Get dimensions of boxes for load and route planning
    • How many pipes are at present in inventory? In the customer order being shipped? 
    • … and many more use cases where with just an image we can help you  better plan your deliveries and warehousing.

How PhotoGAUGE makes it all possible.

Across industries, inspectors too often rely on complex, cumbersome technology or outdated tools to perform essential inspection tasks — resulting in inaccuracies, waste and delays. And these challenges mean lost profits. 

We thought, “There has to be a better way.”

That’s why we built PhotoGAUGE, where our capabilities are limited only by your imagination. The combination of smartphone cameras, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence means you can tackle any inspection challenge you can imagine.

As easy, quick and accurate as taking a selfie.

What’s more, PhotoGAUGE does more than take images. We automate data collection, tabulation and analysis to provide your team with robust information that supports smart decisions and solves business problems. 

But that’s only part of the story.

As your business grows and your needs shift, we’ll be there to help you tackle emerging challenges and solve what comes next.

Let’s get to work. Together.

How PhotoGAUGE compares

Conventional Measurement Tools


  • Low accuracy with inherent risk of human errors
  • Time-intensive, as each measurement needs to be taken manually
  • Cumbersome and challenging to use for complex or difficult-to-reach items
  • Inexpensive and available everywhere
  • Easy to carry anywhere
  • Data is manually noted and has further risk of errors
Versus
PhotoGAUGE

  • Strong data accuracy for better decision making
  • Quick data acquisition for timely decision making
  • As easy as taking a selfie. Simply shoot and PhotoGAUGE computes and reports
  • Delivers strong value behind a variety of cost-effective solutions
  • Your pocket digital inspection partner
  • Automatic acquisition and handling data

High-Tech Scanners


  • Strong data accuracy for better decision making
  • Time-intensive, as scanning parts and getting measurements each take time
  • Bulky, run on power and need an expert to convert scans to data
  • Expensive with different models ranging from $5,000-$100,000+
  • Bulky and not easy to carry
  • Data needs to be created by an expert
Versus
PhotoGAUGE

  • Strong data accuracy for better decision making
  • Quick data acquisition for timely decision making
  • As easy as taking a selfie. Simply shoot and PhotoGAUGE computes and reports
  • Delivers strong value behind a variety of cost-effective solutions
  • Your pocket digital inspection partner
  • Automatic acquisition and handling data

Manual
Observations


  • No accuracy, with risk of human errors
  • Time-intensive, as each task is completed manually
  • Limited by what the individual can do or access to part
  • Depends on the resource. An expert can be an unnecessary cost
  • Inherent risk of human errors
Versus
PhotoGAUGE

  • Strong data accuracy for better decision making
  • Quick data acquisition for timely decision making
  • As easy as taking a selfie. Simply shoot and PhotoGAUGE computes and reports
  • Delivers strong value behind a variety of cost-effective solutions
  • Your pocket digital inspection partner
  • Automatic acquisition and handling data
PhotoGAUGE
  • Strong data accuracy
  • Quick data acquisition
  • As easy as taking a selfie
  • Strong value for multiple cost-effective solutions
  • Your pocket digital inspection partner
  • Automatic acquisition and handling of data

Conventional Measurement Tools

  • Low accuracy and risk of error
  • Time-intensive and manual
  • Cumbersome and challenging to use
  • Inexpensive and available everywhere
  • Easy to carry
  • Manual data acquisition with risk of error

Laser Scanners

  • Strong data accuracy
  • Time-intensive
  • Bulky, requires power and an expert user
  • Expensive, ranging from $5,000- $100,000+
  • Bulk and Cumbersome
  • Data needs to be created by an expert

Manual Observations

  • No accuracy
  • Time-intensive and manual
  • Limited by access or ability
  • Highly dependent on resources
  • N/A
  • Inherent risk of human error

About PhotoGAUGE

How PhotoGAUGE was born

PhotoGAUGE was founded on the insight that there is an easier and less expensive way to inspect. We believe that technology accelerates possibilities and unburdens people, empowering them to do more and do it better. That’s why we are in the business of helping simplify and solve inspection problems …. with just a picture. 

We’re the partner that helps streamline inspection, gather data, and make better decisions that help solve your inspection problems.

Any inspection. Anywhere. Just PhotoGAUGE it.


Meet the Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team is here to support you. Have a question not covered below? Let us know.

PhotoGAUGE works off images acquired by regular cameras (including cameras inside smartphones). Depending on the inspection need, these photographs may be converted into accurate 3D scans from which measurements or CAD models are made, or artificial intelligence used to verify, count and/or detect defects or objects.

PhotoGAUGE uses different hardware to address different inspection needs. The hardware typically consists of a camera, calibration objects and other mechanical accessories such as mechanized turntables or rails and the software is a smartphone app. In all cases, the necessary hardware and software are delivered to you as a complete turnkey solution.

Results are delivered securely to the user’s PhotoGAUGE cloud account and if requested, they can also be sent by email.

PhotoGAUGE 3D measurements are certified to better than 0.1% accuracy and our AI-based decisions are typically 95%-98% accurate.

PhotoGAUGE 3D measurements are certified by an independent measurement laboratory and AI-based decisions are validated by customer data.

PhotoGAUGE hardware come pre-calibrated and do not need periodic calibration.

One of PhotoGAUGE’s strengths is its offline mode in remote field locations where internet access is typically poor. Users can shoot images without access to the internet and upload when they return to a location with good access.

Depending on the inspection need, results may be available real-time or they may take 30 min to an hour.

PhotoGAUGE works on images and specifically, line-of-sight. Only parts or portions thereof that are directly visible to the camera can be inspected. Therefore, PhotoGAUGE cannot inspect interiors of parts or deep holes, which are not visible to the camera.

PhotoGAUGE runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. All data and communication sent between the provided device and the AWS servers are encrypted for your security.

Picture the possibilities.

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