The THERMALeye board may be used as a platform for the rapid development of various new smart system and IoT applications such as presence detection and detection of abnormal behaviour to enable automatic control of functions such as lighting, climate control and safety alerts, people detection and remote safety monitoring of devices at risk of overheating, such as chargers, batteries, fuses, high power equipment and kitchen equipment.
The development platform is based on an Arduino-compatible thermal imaging shield featuring the MLX90640, an infrared sensor from Melexis which has a 32×24 array of IR photodetector pixels. The board also includes a Panasonic PaPIR pyroelectric infrared sensor. The outputs from the thermal imaging board are provided via an I2C interface to an edge computing board featuring an i.MX RT crossover processor from NXP Semiconductors. Future Electronics also supplies sample application code for thermal imaging.
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