19 March 2009 Adapting a thermal sensor for observing humans
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Advances in technologies can make them competitive in areas where they were not. Nevertheless, most commercial devices are designed with a particular application in mind. Attempting to use such a piece of equipment, notwithstanding technological improvements, may provide a suboptimal solution. However, simple and inexpensive modifications can sometimes be made allowing such a piece of equipment to have successful application is an area far removed from those intended in its original design. This paper describes such a situation, where a commercial thermography product designed for power line monitoring was modified to allow it to effectively function in a biometric application. Some of the approaches taken here could be applied to other technologies and other applications that could profit the community.
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D. Bonzo, D. Bonzo, C. Alicandro, C. Alicandro, } "Adapting a thermal sensor for observing humans", Proc. SPIE 7343, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering VII, 734313 (19 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821290


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