Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging

Image showing researcher testing thermal imaging device

Advanced thermography technology has emerged, producing a new category of thermographic systems: mobile, low-cost thermal imaging system - which is extremely exciting! Despite the relatively low quality of their thermal imaging outputs, this technology could help bridge the gap between the findings from highly constrained laboratory environments and real-world applications in the wild. Indeed, its portability (e.g. small size and low computational resource requirement) allows it to not only be easily attached to mobile phones but also be integrated into our clothes and accessories. We explore how to bring Thermography into unconstrained, real world human computer interaction as a multimodal physiology and psychological state sensing channel as well as novel measures of objects, textile materials and ultrasound pressures (in link with mid-air haptics).

Check out our recent work:

  • Deep Thermal Imaging (Video, Paper)

  • Material scanner (part of EPSRC TCC project)