Device aims to improve firefighters' ability to spot people amid flames

03/5/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Thermal sensors used by firefighters to find people and pets in burning buildings can be overwhelmed by infrared radiation, but Italian scientists are testing a potential solution. A report in the journal Optics Express said a lensless device that employs digital holography can see through flames and provide firefighters with 3D images of moving human beings.

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