GelSight Mobile™ is a handheld instrument that precisely visualizes and measures the 3D topography of any surface, revealing microscopic structures that are difficult to see under ordinary circumstances. The tool can be used on any surface, including metal or glass, due to GelSight’s elastomeric sensor.

GelSight Mobile™




3D measurements and data file provided within seconds of capture




Ergonomic, easy-to-use for immediate data in the field or on factory floor





Incredibly detailed and reliable micron-level 3D measurements





Measure any material (metal, glass, carbon fiber) or surface (reflective, transparent)




Main Features

Why GelSight?


High-accuracy quantitative 3D data for entire surface vs. depth gauge or 2D profilometer


Easy, immediate, and repeatable results vs. laborious or time-consuming processes

can be conducted in situ without destruction of disassembly to send off-site


Works with reflective and transparent surfaces, such as metal or glass



Economic Benefits:

Reduces waste/scrap  and non-quality costs

Decreases capital need for inventory


Improves throughput/productivity for high-cost parts. Enhances documentation/audit trail of data for later reference




Aerospace Applications


A portable and non-destructive technique to control surfaces of aerostructures, cowlings, engine fan blades, windshields and other surfaces


We provide solutions to improve the productivity of your manufacturing, assembly and MRO operations






Fastener assembly

Tool Marks


Composite panel

A unique technology to control precise assembly between parts of different materials (glass, aluminum, plastic).

Automatic measurements allows a fully integrated quality control solution for your production lines.



Universities, Research, & Forensics

From forensic expertise to archaeological studies, the ease of use of the GelSight technology brings immediate answers to your research.




Cartridge Case

Elastomeric Imaging:

The elastomeric sensor conforms to the surface topography, revealing detailed surface features regardless of lighting conditions or material reflectivity, e.g., specularity or translucency. The surface

detail is displayed on contact, giving instant visual feedback.





3D Measurement:

The 3D depth map is calculated from images of the surface, providing position, depth, and other derived surface measurements at a high resolution.






How it Works


Gel Cartridge

Intelligent Material:

The gel can feel the detail of any surface on contact.




6cm x 6cm x 16cm,  500 g

6cm x 6cm x 22cm,  600 g

5 MP camera, 60 FPS

<1 Micron


3D data available in seconds

USB 3.0 to Tablet or Laptop

Microsoft Surface Pro

8.4mm x 7.1 mm

16.9mm x 14.1mm








Standard Device

Extended View Device


Sensitivity (Depth)

Capture Speed

3D Data Speed


Tablet Included

Standard Field-of-View Option

Extended Field-of-View Option







Standard Device


Extended View Device


Field of view


Field of view


Automated Benchtop

200mm x 200mm

9 MP camera, 9 FPS

<1 Micron


3D data available in seconds

USB 3.0 to Computer

Dell Workstation

12.4mm x 10.0 mm

4.1mm x 3.3mm








Scan Area


Sensitivity (Depth)

Capture Speed

3D Data Speed


Computer Included

Standard Field-of-View Option (1X)

High Magnification Option (3X)







Finger Tip Device:

Angled form factor enables a wider range of applications. We are developing high-resolution, compliant tactile sensors to enable new applications in robotic inspection, automation, bin picking and collaborative robots.





Under Development