Hands-Free Thermal Imaging

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Wearable thermal imaging provides real time process monitoring capablities

Thermal Camera module connects seamlessly with RealWear Navigator Series headsets for hands-free use

Assisted reality company, RealWear has launched a fully hands-free, voice-controlled thermal camera system. By connecting the camera module to a RealWear Navigator 500 headset with built-in voice recognition, users can capture a high-resolution visible-spectrum image or a variety of thermal and colour modes to quickly identify temperature anomalies in mission-critical industrial equipment like pumps, pipes, wiring and motors.

The RealWear Navigator head-mounted device combines Teledyne FLIR’s renowned thermal imaging expertise with RealWear’s voice-driven wearable devices through the “Thermal by FLIR” programme.

Imagery is viewable in real time and will in the future have the ability to be shared via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex Expert on Demand, among others. Compatible with Teledyne FLIR’s range, the special radiometric JPEG format images can be stored, transmitted and downloaded for use within the FLIR Thermal Studio post-processing software for greater analysis and reporting options.

“Thermal imaging is critical to assembly, effective condition monitoring and predictive maintenance programs,” said Dan Jarvis, Sr. Director Business Development Teledyne FLIR. “RealWear Navigator 500 is the only hands-free system to currently incorporate the patented MSX technology, which overlays the live edge detail from the visible camera on the thermal image to provide critical information.”

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