Chas Jones, Ph.D.

FLIR One – Thermal imaging by phone

The FLIR One is an accessory for the Iphone 5 that allows mobile users to capture thermal images or video at a reasonable price.

The FLIR One is an accessory for the Iphone 5 that allows mobile users to capture thermal images or video at a reasonable price.

 

FlIR One – Thermal imaging by phone

I admit it. I have never been much of a fan of Mac products, but FLIR is releasing an Iphone 5 accessory that could convince me to jump on-board.  A thermal infrared camera accessory for $350?  How cool is that?  I actually use airborne thermal infrared in my research, but there are certainly  a lot of applications in and outside of the realm of research.  You can use it to identify people or animals in the dark. Use it to recognize failed electrical components in gadgets or solar panels. Identify household plumbing or air leaks. The FLIR One accessory is going to be a big hit with a lot of people.  I wonder if they’ll figure out how to attach it to an Android phone?  Preferably the Nexus 5 (hint, hint). Check out their website by clicking on the photo, or check out the video below. FLIR One – Thermal imaging by phone!

 

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