Towards using Thermal Cameras in Birth Detection
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Original versionGarcía-Torres, J., Meinich-Bache, Ø., Brunner, S., Johannessen, A., Rettedal, S., & Engan, K. (2022, June). Towards using Thermal Cameras in Birth Detection. In 2022 IEEE 14th Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop (IVMSP) (pp. 1-5). IEEE. 10.1109/IVMSP54334.2022.9816177
In recent years, thermal imaging has been used in numerous applications due to its ability to capture and visualize the thermal radiation emitted by objects. Thermal cameras can be employed as non-invasive systems for detecting variations in temperatures while protecting privacy in case people are involved. Due to this, thermal imaging is especially suitable in surveillance and medical applications. However, the accuracy of commercial uncooled thermal cameras is usually too low to provide the user with a precise temperature value of a target object under real-world conditions. This paper aims to investigate the challenges of performing accurate temperature measurements when using thermal imaging during birth scenarios. Our results demonstrate that temperature estimates are susceptible to several factors when measuring in delivery room environments.