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HemaImager, accessible thermal imaging for smart devices

A project in Bay Village, OH by Erik Beall

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The HemaImager is an affordable thermal imager that pairs with your smart device to help you diagnose common household problems
Backers: 654
Average Pledge Per Backer: $238

Funded: $155,919 of $205,000
Dates: Aug 4th -> Sep 8th (35 days)
Project By: Erik Beall
open sourcesciencewifigadgetandroidiphoneipadecophotographyhome automationbluetooth +Suggest

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Latest News

Final update: Kickstarter ending, we will return!

September 7th - via:
Thank you all for your support!This has been an amazing process and I have learned a lot along the way. Your feedback and questions have helped me improve how to market this project as well as fine-tune some things. Although we most likely will not... (Read More)

30 hours left: contact-us page, thermal video of clouds (and deer)

September 6th - via:
Contact-us page fixedThe contact-us page has been fixed, it now only requires your first name. We've also learned that we will be able to update this project and all backers after the campaign ends, so it isn't necessary that you sign up now. We will... (Read More)

Final weekend countdown, 60 hours remaining

September 5th - via:
I know 60 hours is not a lot of time, but we are still working hard to try and make our goal. We will see this campaign through to the end. However, we are also busy at work lining up a plan for what to do afterwards in case we don't reach $205,000.... (Read More)

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September 2nd - via:
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Usage video posted, and can you steal someone's PIN with an affordable thermal imager?

September 1st - via:
Hema-Imager VideoThe Hema-Imager can be seen in action in this video, both the 32x31 prototype we started with and our current 64x62 WiFi prototype. This video shows connection, the laser on/off toggle in the app or front button and the image options... (Read More)

Have a safe and happy labor day/weekend!

August 29th - via:
Its labor day in the US!We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend with friends and family. While we enjoy time with our family, Courtney and I will work on getting new images. (Lots of photo opportunities) Image processingWe've done a little... (Read More)

Q&A on Reddit now live

August 27th - via:
Come check out my Q&A here on Reddit from 6PM until 9-10ish!  Ask any questions you have about the Hema-Imager and up-vote comments you want me to reply to. Erik  (Read More)

Reddit IAmA tomorrow at 6PM EST

August 26th - via:
Tomorrow evening I will be answering questions on about anything and everything. The purpose is to give people a chance to raise their concerns and questions about the campaign, and to share some of the things I've learned.  If we get... (Read More)

$100k in pledges reached!

August 22nd - via:
To our wonderful backers, thank you!!! $100k milestone We just reached $100k, and while we know we have a ways to go, this important milestone will help us in the second half of our campaign. You chose to help us create this great product and we are... (Read More)

Picking up steam, new video and thermally transparent materials

August 19th - via:
Thank you!Great news, we are beginning to tick upwards and I know its because of your help with outreach and our pinging every press outlet, news source, and so on. We're getting there, but a mention in the major tech and lifestyle news sites would... (Read More)

Multiple Hema-Imager pledge levels

August 18th - via:
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New backer rewards and pledge levels, new stories about Hema-Imager

August 18th - via:
Thanks to suggestions from our wonderful backers, we have a few new pledge levels and rewards. Kickstarter is a place where you can change the world by helping create new possibilities, and we want to show our appreciation because you are a part of... (Read More)

The Hema-Imager: Accessible Thermal Imaging for Smart Devices

August 18th - via:
[Erik] began working on this project a few years back to help him improve his electronics skills. Now, after meeting an electronic’s manufacturer through LinkedIn, he is ready to get his device out into the market through a Kickstarter campaign. If successful, the technology will be shipped out and deployed in areas of construction, manufacturing, hospitals and emergency services; all of which could utilize the heat-mapping potential of this affordable device. (Read More)

MuOptics, WiFi first images, image processing and new reward tiers

August 15th - via:
MuOpticsWhat are we doing differently? The two biggest differences are 1) we are responsive and 2) the Hema-Imager is real. Our prototypes are shown here and have been shown at two SPIE tradeshows with Boston Electronics and Heimann Sensor. We... (Read More)

Infrared imaging: Hot or not?

August 14th - via:
THERE is a long list of technical innovations that start out as the preserve of the military or academia but end up ubiquitous. The last stage of the spread seems to be integration into mobile phones-as has happened with digital photography and GPS-enabled location services. (Read More)

Mention in the Economist - please check it out

August 13th - via:
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One quick thing you can do to help

August 11th - via:
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Help us spread the word and lets make this happen!

August 10th - via:
Thank you to all our backers! You believe in us and we're going to make affordable thermal imaging a reality! However, we need your help to get the word out. Many Kickstarters hire PR firms, obviously not us!  Its just us, and we're hard at work on... (Read More)

64x62 Video, WiFi update

August 8th - via:
Thanks to our backers and partners linking to us Check out the video on Heimann Sensor's website of the 82x62 imager. This is our dream array and we believe we can make it happen. And visit our friends who created and worked on the IR-Blue: RH... (Read More)

Day 4: 82x62, links and question

August 8th - via:
Working hard get more exposure! Thank you to all our backers, and a special thank you to all you backers who have been posting about us on other sites! Andy Rawson posted a link to our Kickstarter on his page, thanks Andy! Andy said his Kickstarter... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Roundup: Pocketcopters, Hugs, and speakers

August 7th - via:
Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects they might find interesting enough to back. (Read More)

Day 3: going strong with 180 backers and over $38,000 in pledges

August 6th - via:
Thank you for another great day!  We are still going strong in day 3 with 180 backers and over $38,000 in pledges, and we have been busy working to create momentum to go through the weekend. We've got a press release coming out in the morning that... (Read More)

$33,000 and 146 Hema-Imagers in 40 hours!!!

August 5th - via:
To our backers, Thank you so much! Your support means everything to us, and seeing the response is amazing! We are doing great for a second day but this first week is really important, please help us keep up the momentum by posting about this on... (Read More)

$20,000 in under 24 hours!!!

August 4th - via:
We are blown away by all the kind words of support, the interest and by our wonderful backers! You are making this happen and we are going to deliver the best thermal imager in the world for under a thousand dollars! We knew there was pent-up demand... (Read More)

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