- RIM Patent For Smartphone Camera That Captures Thermal Imaging
  • RIM Patent For Smartphone Camera That Captures Thermal Imaging

    When we hear the words thermal imaging, a variety of products can come to mind. For me, the first thing that popped into my head when I heard that RIM has patented a real-time thermal imaging augmented reality display, was military use. What better way for RIM to make money then to bring to the market BlackBerry as the smartphone for military personnel - on or off the field. Or, let's swing into another market sector, the automotive. Imagine being able to drive at night and see potential dangerous animals on the road-side ahead via your tablet's screen. How about being the kid on the block with a BlackBerry thermal camera and playing a game of hide and seek on a dark night.

    The possibilities of a thermal imaging feature on smartphones are great. Perhaps we will see this coming soon to BlackBerry devices, as within the patent abstract the description mentions the tech being 'real-time,' a phrase we have heard often being coupled with the QNX OS.

    Here is the Abstract from the patent page:


    AbstractAn electronic device is configured to capture thermal information of objects and subjects in real-time utilizing a camera or infrared sensors or utilizing a camera and infrared sensors. The electronic device comprises a display which can depict thermal or temperature information regarding objects or subjects overlaid or layered on image data of objects or subjects. Displayed temperature or thermal information can include numeric information corresponding to discrete or bounded or partially bounded areas of objects or subjects. Thermal information or temperature information can be combined with augmented-reality applications in an electronic device and shared with other electronic devices via one or more networks.

    You can check out the full patent details on the US Patent Website here. Let us know types of uses you could see implemented with thermal imaging on BlackBerry devices in the comments!

    comments powered by Disqus
  • Sponsored Ad

  • Recent Comments

  • Most Commented

    The most commented articles on BlackBerryOS over the past 24 hours.
  • Recent Forum Posts


    Workout Planner

    Workout Planner is a great 10 to 30 minute daily workout routine for men and women that steps you through some of the best exercises you can do in the

    smartaps 07-31-2014, 10:27 PM Go to last post

    600+ Business Ringtones

    Business Ringtones Pro is a new business app that gives you business edition ringtones. These are fully professional ringtones packed in what is the best

    smartaps 07-31-2014, 10:25 PM Go to last post

    Fitness Pro - 600+ preinstalled exercises with description and animations

    Create a personal workout to get you started right away!
    - 600+ preinstalled exercises with description and animations

    smartaps 07-31-2014, 03:41 AM Go to last post

    Sex Ringtones

    This is a collection of 500+ sex ringtones made to make your phone unique and more interesting than any other.
    Personalize your phone's sounds with

    smartaps 07-31-2014, 03:34 AM Go to last post
    Dead Memory

    Dead Memory - Sky is falling (Musicvideo)

    hi everyone, after your awesome response to our first musicvideo "white rabbit" ,we would like to show you our new one "sky is falling"

    Dead Memory 07-28-2014, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  • Sponsored Ad