Using FLIR Infrared Drone Camera
Online — Mothering hummingbirds have an incredible ability to maintain strength with little rest, and researchers at Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) Center for Urban Resilience in Los Angeles use FLIR thermal imaging cameras to better understand why.
By incorporating the use of FLIR’s Vue Pro R, a thermal drone camera that has the ability to read temperature for sUAS applications, LMU’s research team is able to monitor birds from the air, while simultaneously capturing frequent, accurate and non-contact temperature readings.
Understanding the physiological mechanisms animals use to cope with extreme energy requirements and limitations—such as those required by LMU’s mama hummingbirds—may open the door to broader, human medical applications.
Such studies could address the necessity to reduce oxygen and food consumption during long-term space travel.
LMU’s team wants to additionally use this project’s findings to benefit students at all levels of education, from elementary to Ph.D candidates.
Learn the basics of this application online at: http://www.flir.com/home/news/details/?ID=84635
Learn more about the details of the ongoing project and its fundraising work, plus how FLIR technology is leveraged here: https://experiment.com/projects/a-mother-s-work-is-never-done-using-thermal-imaging-to-detect-torpor-in-nesting-hummingbirds.
Source: FLIR Systems