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#277206 - 10/22/15 04:27 AM Smartphone Thermal night vision
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Thermal night vision for a Android Smartphone!

Therm-App. A 384 x 288, 17 thermal detector micro bolometer camera array attachment for around $1000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmA-2Gkhytw

But will it allow you to see the Zombies in the dark?

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#277208 - 10/22/15 06:08 AM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Herman30 Offline
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confused But would it not cost less to get a real nightvision device?

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#277209 - 10/22/15 06:21 AM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Herman30]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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A typical FLIR with similar resolution and capability would cost around $3000 e.g

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J2K..._1_2&sr=8-2

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#277216 - 10/22/15 04:09 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Alex Offline
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It seems to me I saw a similar bolometer array for only $300 a couple of years ago. Ah, I see this one is with better resolution. Very cool indeed!


Edited by Alex (10/22/15 04:11 PM)

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#277248 - 10/23/15 04:05 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
wileycoyote Offline
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i think you're talking about FLIR One

http://flir.com/flirone/content/?id=69506

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#277251 - 10/23/15 07:28 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Alex Offline
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That's right, in fact, they are comparing the two in the video above.

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#277258 - 10/23/15 11:40 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Burncycle Offline
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I've been following this since release. As mentioned above, a similar setup (all in one instead of a smartphone attachment) runs significantly higher and typically has lower resolution.

There's no comparison between this and FLIR one IMO, the resolution you get for the price is just incredible and marks the first really affordable consumer thermal worth a darn. The $1,000 price tag was the initial price, it's closer to $2,000 now, but still a good buy IMO.

The limiting factor IIRC was the refresh rate due to export laws (it's from Israel if I remember right), but it's still quite usable as the videos show.

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#280782 - 05/26/16 08:53 AM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
WesleyH Offline
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But will it allow you to see the Zombies in the dark?

Nope, apparently according to the latest research, zombies are known to ART (Assume Room Temperature) and as such would not stand out from background temperature, thus no differential of import. .

They would not show up. . literally. . .

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#280785 - 05/26/16 01:14 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: WesleyH]
wileycoyote Offline
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Originally Posted By: WesleyH
But will it allow you to see the Zombies in the dark?

Nope, apparently according to the latest research, zombies are known to ART (Assume Room Temperature) and as such would not stand out from background temperature, thus no differential of import. .

They would not show up. . literally. . .


well rats, that kills it for me. it was my only reason for wanting one.

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#280797 - 05/26/16 07:43 PM Re: Smartphone Thermal night vision [Re: WesleyH]
Bingley Offline
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Originally Posted By: WesleyH
Nope, apparently according to the latest research, zombies are known to ART (Assume Room Temperature) and as such would not stand out from background temperature, thus no differential of import. .


That depends on the type of zombie. I Am Legend has fever zombies -- the zombie virus is postulated to elevate body temperature, creating a super fast zombie.

Anyway, $1,000 is still a lot of money for something with limited application. For the average civilian, I can think of two situations:

-- Finding wounded, unconscious people in the dark, or perhaps children too scared to cry out.

-- Identifying threatening individuals in a dangerous situation.

In both situation you need stealth for some reason, otherwise you can just use a regular flashlight. Any other uses?

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