Infrared thermography. What the human eye cannot see

Infrared thermography. What the human eye cannot see

11/04/2020 Infographics

Most of the diagnostic imaging modalities in medicine utilize portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (Hildebrandt et al., 2010). However, in contrast to other medical devices, infrared thermography uses non-ionising radiation, thus allowing an unconstrained and harmless application in patients. Using infrared radiation, infrared cameras generate thermal images based on the amount of heat dissipated at the skin surface (Hildebrandt et al., 2012). Skin temperatura is related to physiological status, so thermographic technology could help us monitor the physiological status.


Europa Thermohuman ThermoHuman has had the support of the Funds of the European Union and the Community of Madrid through the Operational Programme on Youth Employment. Likewise, ThermoHuman within the framework of the Export Initiation Program of ICEX NEXT, had the support of ICEX and the co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

CDTI Thermohuman has received funding from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), in participation with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the R+D activities involved in creating a new tool, based on thermography, for the prediction and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis. See project detail.