IMATS now has a thermal imaging camera, the FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System.

Thermal imaging detects heat, moisture, and other natural elements using infrared technologies. Thermal imaging cameras are often used in building and architectural projects to detect heating and cooling leaks, moisture intrusion, missing insulation, and other construction problems, but the potential applications are endless! For example, in 2011 Team Solar Twente, a group of 16 students from two Dutch universities, used thermal imaging to design a solar car. It can also be used for ghost hunting, or checking if your cat has a fever.

Thermal imaging can open up new ways to represent the spaces we inhabit, and to think through relationships between architecture and people.


Students / faculty / staff can check the camera out from IMATS.