What is thermal imaging?

What is thermal imaging?

What is thermal imaging?

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that dogs can sense the warmth of distant objects. However, humans can only tell the temperature of an object by touching it. For dogs, the only thing they need are their wet and cool noses.

Today, thanks to cell phone thermal imaging, we can also sense the heat of a distant object like your dog (though it can't smell a hidden pizza.)

What is thermal imaging?

What exactly are we talking about when we talk about thermal imaging. 

Expensive science lab equipment? Or a confusing academic term?

Clearly not

The light waves emitted by the sun are also called electromagnetic waves. Visible light is an electromagnetic wave that the human eye can see. Refracting through a prism, the light will become red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple. Infrared is part of these electromagnetic waves, just like the visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, gamma rays, and radio waves, making up the complete and continuous electromagnetic spectrum.

Anything with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.15°C) is constantly emitting infrared radiation (thermal radiation).

Thermal imaging can obtain the image of temperature distribution, that is, to picture the whole temperature data on the screen.

Why do we need thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging is a technology that has many benefits in a wide range of applications. Thermal imaging allows people to see what their eyes cannot see: invisible heat, objects covered in the dark, or an abnormal elevation of heat. Everything is emitting or reflecting infrared waves, regardless of lighting conditions. Because what they see is heat, not light.

Hence, thermal imaging is an effective tool of safety.

We all know how many safety risks are lurking under an all-dark environment? Think about the blackout in your neighborhood, and... it's a winter night.

Think about an electrical overhaul, with a mess of wires and no way to figure out where the problem is, Think about getting lost in a dark forest or mountain Think about your missing pets. (forgive the critters) And so on...

Here, thermal imaging is your solution.

What if I can't buy a thermal image machine? At the end of the day, it sounds like some expensive lab equipment.

Don't worry, it's available on your smartphone. Yes, all you need is a smartphone with thermal imaging. Just press the button, and you will see. It’s simple as your morning coffee maker or toilet flush button. 

For example, we can use a thermal imager to see a "colored fart" (you read that correctly) based on the difference between the temperature of the fart and the air.

That's right. We thought about that as a rugged phone technology team, and we did thousands of experiments.

Because our team has always believed that the purpose of technology is to be more reliable and make your life simpler. We implemented the thermal imaging camera on the Glory phone, it will help you to sense the heat. Just like your dogs.

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