With the portable HeatWave device, data is acquired while in motion, providing multiple points of view, even in hard to reach locations.
Introducing HeatWave, our next generation handheld technology for heat mapping and 3D imaging. This lightweight mobile device can generate real time precise 3D models of objects or scenes, overlaid with accurate temperature information. Currently a research prototype, HeatWave is expected to have applications in industries such as energy, building, manufacturing, construction, emergency services, and health.
Thermal imaging’s so hot right now
The use of thermal imaging is growing rapidly across many industries. It can be used for mechanical fault detection, healthcare diagnosis and monitoring, energy efficiency monitoring and auditing and even in agriculture for monitoring the body condition of livestock. There are countless applications that could benefit from thermal imaging, but costs, lack of space and technical knowledge have prevented its use.
Conventional 2D thermal imaging requires expert knowledge to understand and interpret readings provided by thermal sensors. There are also a number of existing 3D thermal systems, but they are cumbersome, expensive and hard to move around.
With the portable HeatWave device, data is acquired while in motion, providing multiple points of view, even in hard to reach locations. These multiple points of view are then combined to show a thermal profile map overlaid onto a 3D model of the area scanned. With this device, users can obtain a highly accurate multispectral models without technical expertise. It provides user friendly information to detect changes in appearance, shape, or temperature.