Google creating tablet with advanced vision technology

May 23, 2014, 3:42 PM UTC

FORTUNE — Google (GOOG) is currently making a tablet with advanced vision capabilities, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company aims to build 4,000 prototype tablets with 7-inch screens next month. According to the report, the tablets will include two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and software to show three-dimensional images of objects.

The technology could allow for the visually impaired to better navigate spaces inside and can also add to the experience of playing video games.

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The group, which is called Project Tango, released a smartphone with similar capabilities in February. In a statement on the company’s site about the phone: “Project Tango is an attempt to create a mobile device unlike like any other, a mobile device that shares our sense of space and movement, that understands and perceives the world the same way we do.”

Facebook (FB) will become a Google competitor in the advanced vision technology space after its purchase of Oculus VR, which makes virtual reality headgear, for $2 billion in March.

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Google plans to release tablets to developers in order to give them the opportunity to experiment and create applications.

A comment from Google was not immediately available.