A whole new approach for mobile laser scanning (MLS) was innovated and built to meet the challenges of mobility in marshlands and rugged terrains, but suitable also for narrow city passages and indoors. AKHKA system was designed to be operable by one person as a backpack MLS solution. The backpack platform is ideal to provide the required mobility and yet maintain the high performance 3D surveying capacity in such environments. In AKHKA the scanner head is mounted directly under the IMU unit to allow robustness and easy alignment.