Our friends at DARPA recently sent out a solicitation for the development of “wafer-sized thermal imagery sensors and optics” small enough to fit in your android handset. It seems their goal is to put an IR enabled mobile device in the hands of every soldier in the field, allowing them to not only spot people at night, but to also determine whether that person is a threat.
DARPA seems to think an IR sensor with this capability is something you’d want on your handset (or tablet). We’d like to hear from you. Do you want an IR sensor on your android? How would you use it?