Application of phase-locked digital infrared imaging to individuals undergoing exercise
Temperature distributions on heat emitting (test) targets undergoing periodic movement can be studied through the application of digital infra-red (IR) imaging. It is however challenging to always capture the surfaces of interest (in the imaging sequence) due to motion. This multi-disciplined project designed and developed a phase-locked system to allow studies of persons undergoing exercise on a bike. Non-intrusive IR imaging was synchronised with the posture of the cyclist through the mechanical train. Additionally, sensor based (temperature) measurements were also undertaken for comparison to the IR.
Final year student - Tom Vlahous
Supervisor - Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli
Collaborator - Dr Greig Watson