Smartphones-soon-to-get-proper-Predator-style-thermal-imaging-300x250

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Bud Poll on March 17, 2013 at 5:26pm

Hi Green Jobs and Michael,

Actually IR capability has been around for quite some time, it's just that the powers to be made it illegal, well, at least more difficult.  Early digital cameras that started using silicone targets had to install an infrared filter to reduce their IR sensitivity.  Then along came the voyeurs who discovered all they needed to do was remove the filter and suddenly they could "almost" see through the ladies dresses.  It was that concern that forced the camera industry to change their manufacturing process so the conversions would no longer be possible.

Now fast forward to the falling prices of real IR cameras and suddenly the voyeurs will be back in business, especially if this capability is added to everyday cell phones.  I don't think it will take long for that "same old problem" to explode into revisiting just who should be allowed to look through the ladies dresses.  Remember how sensitive people are to security checks.  I can't possibly imagine the public, ladies in particular, being willing to be subject to IR inspection from every pervert walking the streets.

We will see if the smartphone industry becomes subject to the same pressures as the camera industry did.

Bud

Comment by Michael Dunseith on March 16, 2013 at 10:16am

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Tom White posted a video

Ducts in an Attic

http://www.drenergysaver.com | 1-888-225-6260 In episode 66 of the On the Job video series, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Dr. Energy Saver, is back to ...
4 hours ago
Stacy Hunt posted events
9 hours ago
Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker posted blog posts
9 hours ago
Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker posted a photo
9 hours ago
Kerry Haglund posted a blog post

Efficient Windows Collaborative Releases Window Selection Tool Mobile App

The Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) has released a mobile app based on it web-based Window…See More
10 hours ago
Casey Gesell posted a video

Home Comfort Pays for Itself | Ideas Worth Sharing

http://www.myhomescience.com There are 88 million homes in the U.S. and Canada alone that burn twice as much fuel for heating and electricity for cooling tha...
14 hours ago
Profile IconRob Madden, Solar Home Broker, Alicia Hobbs, Rachel Scott and 2 more joined Home Energy Pros
14 hours ago
Don Fitchett posted a video

HVAC AC Compressors Training

This HVAC training sample is from the HVAC section of the Online Industrial Training Video Library (http://bin95.com/Industrial-Training-Videos/HVAC-Training...
14 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service