Infrared Sensor Could Lead To Night Vision Contact Lenses

It is most often used by doctors to monitor blood pressure, identifying chemicals or simply seeing in the dark. Thanks to graphene , a tightly-packed layer of carbon atoms, scientists were able to create a more accessible sensor that only needs to be at room temperature to work properly. “We can make the entire design super thin,” Zhaohui Zhong, an assistant professor at the university, said in a statement . “It can be stacked on a contact lens or integrated with a cell phone.” Scientists detected light by watching how electrical charges in the graphene impacted a nearby current. They placed an insulating barrier between two graphene sheets and watched as electrons, set free when light touched the top layer, made their way to the bottom one. When the researchers measured a change in current from the top to the bottom layer, they were able to determine the brightness of the light that reached the graphene. “Our work pioneered a new way to detect light,” Zhong said.
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New FLIR PathFindIR Night Vision Camera

Portland, OR FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced the release of the all new PathFindIR II thermal night vision system. With the latest video analytics algorithms, PathFindIR II provides automated detection and alerts of pedestrians and animals, so you can see hazards sooner, react faster, and stay safer on the road than ever before. Whether you drive on crowded city streets or quiet country roads, PathFindIR II installs easily in cars, trucks, and industrial vehicles of every kind. PathFindIR IIs thermal night vision gives you the power to see pedestrians, cyclists, animals, and other road hazards that are in or approaching the road from either side by detecting the heat signature of everything in its field of vision. PathFindIR II can detect and alert you to these hazards up to four times farther away than youll be able to see them with your vehicles headlights, and PathFindIR II cant get blinded by the lights of oncoming vehicles. Building on the revolutionary success of the original PathFindIR, the PathFindIR II adds a unique pedestrian detection feature that can be configured to automatically display alarms that alert you when the system detects a person nearing or crossing your vehicles path. About FLIR Systems FLIR Systems, Inc.
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