Thermal and infrared imaging cameras will be able to see objects in total darkness. An infrared imaging camera installed on a head-mount could be used to see the objects during night at a long distance. The images captured by the infrared imaging camera are in a gray-scale mode. By registering the infrared images with the color images captured by a forward-looking wide-viewing-angle video camera, the objects could be seen more clearly during night. The images captured by three other video cameras looking backwards and on the left and right sides could be able to provide images from the rear and both sides of the person. This would help him/her to clearly see the objects on his rear and sides. A four-frame display panel with a main front panel for frontal image, one top panel for rear view, and two side panels for left and right side views would be able to display these four images.

VIPS – Vision Lab Project Demonstrations