Other Uses for Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thermal imaging is used in security and location of people lost in a wilderness.
Fire Fighters use Thermal Imaging cameras as an aid when performing rescue work in burning buildings. The Thermal Imaging Cameras make the invisible visible by picking up the source of the heat in smoky environments.
Thermal Imaging easily picks up surface lesions and oedema (swelling) in humans.
Health and Animal Husbandry
Thermal Imaging easily picks up surface lesions and oedema (swelling) in (short haired) animals. It is particularly useful in bridging the communication gap between humans and animals and is often used in the equine industry.
Security and Military Use
Infrared energy or heat is emitted by humans so it becomes really easy to monitor dark areas at night. It is particularly difficult to hide from thermal imaging equipment as the subject is usually unable to see the camera due to darkness.
Some prestige motor vehicles are routinely fitted with Thermal Imaging camera equipment. It is claimed poor visibility is improved - particularly in misty (and very dark) environments. It becomes easier to monitor what lies ahead when Infrared energy or heat emitted by humans, animals or cars, is picked up by the motor car's onboard Thermal Imaging camera.
Tiny differences in Infrred activity are easily picked up by Thermal Imaging cameras.
Smoke detectors are radio active (albeit at a low level). Themal imaging cameras can easily identify the heat generated by these radioactive devices.
The following link is interesting Heat detected on a goods train.
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