4.1 - Key Technology Trends and Emerging Applications for Compact Thermal Imagers
- AMA Conferences 2015
2015-05-19 - 2015-05-21
- Proceedings IRS² 2015
- I4 - Recent Developments in IR Industry
- T. Hoelter, A. Kathman, A. Richards, M. Walters - FLIR Systems Inc., Goleta (USA)
- 938 - 943
The FLIR Lepton LWIR camera module, introduced in January 2014, has demonstrated that compact, cost-effective thermal imaging modules are achievable for consumer electronics applications. The FLIR ONE product family which turns a mobile phone into a complete thermal camera solution has further started the process of putting thermal imaging in the hands of many consumers. The open question is, “What is the killer application for consumer thermal imaging?” This paper presents an overview of some key technologies and technology trends that will dramatically advance consumer thermal imaging applications. This paper also discusses the range of potential future applications for thermal imaging and how the market and use cases might evolve over the next 3-5 years.