this is a distressing story of gang violence in London but it shows -- halfway down the page -- how 3d scanning is being used how panoramas are sometimes used -- for crime scene documentation. Panoramas and 3d scans seem natural companions for this kind of work. The scan gives you an instant 3d navigation graphic and panoramas provide the visual realism
Reconstructme with Kinect is meanwhile being rapidly updated and now you can tailor the volume you want to scan. Thus you can define a skinny vertical cubic volume if you want to optimally scan a standing person. Or make a large 3m by 3m cube your volume if you want to scan a (small) room.
It is not possible yet to stitch automatically multiple scans but it is promised -- then large rooms shd be doable.
Reconstructme can support multiple Kinects now if you have a fast PC and with two you can have stereo feedback of your scanning progress -- if you have crosseyed stereo viewing skills or have a 3d TV.