As yet another year winds down and we look toward 2014 and beyond, let’s pause for a moment and take a look back at what 2013 brought us. Specifically, let’s revisit what the year brought us when it comes to infrared imaging applications and products.
Infrared imaging as a market is growing, so much so that a recent market report predicted that global sales would grow from $2.18 billion in 2011 to $3.86 billion to 2017, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. The report suggests that this growth will come as a result of growth in commercial applications, as well as automotive applications. (To read more on this, click here.)
Whether or not global sales reach this mark is an unknown, but what is not, is the fact that we saw quite a number of interesting applications and product releases this year. Here is a look at some of our coverage of infrared imaging throughout the year:
Infrared imaging articles
- (Slideshow) Infrared Imaging Heats Up Vision Applications
- Robot uses infrared camera, lighting to draw blood
- INFRARED IMAGING: New IR detector materials challenge existing technologies
- Cassini spacecraft image shows Earth, Saturn, Venus, and Mars all at once
- Thermal imaging UAVs help identify anomalies in solar plants
- (Blog) Raspberry Pi removes infrared filter
- (Editorial Digest) Extending the range of IR imaging
Infrared imaging products
- Allied Vision Technologies launches new infrared camera line
- Sofradir releases infrared imaging camera engines
- Xenics releases anniversary edition SWIR InGaAs camera
- FLIR announces InSb thermal imaging camera for research and scientific applications
- IDS adds NIR enhanced model to USB 3 uEye CP camera line
These items are simply a glance at the year in infrared imaging, and do not represent the entire breadth of our coverage throughout the year. To learn more about infrared imaging, take a look through our past content by clicking here, or here.
Also check out:
(Slideshow) The 12 months of vision: A holiday review of the year in machine vision
Five machine vision applications to keep an eye on in 2014
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