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Xray vision is now a reality! This specially-designed X-ray filter turns an ordinary video camera into a super-stealthy X-ray vision camera. It sees right through clothes, dark windows and sunglasses as if they weren’t even there! (Pics)
This technology has been adapted and marketed to make real xray cameras, x-ray vision, and x-ray infrared pass filters. Unlike the Xray glasses you probably saw advertised in the back of comic books when you were a kid, this technology really does see through many types of clothing. The filter is ideal for law enforcement officers, and security and surveillance personnel.
The theory behind how it works is really simple. Many types of clothing allow light and infrared light to pass through the fabric. This light is reflected back through the clothing, off the skin, to our naked eyes. What we normally see is both the reflected normal light mixed with the Infrared light. The lens filters the normal light out, leaving only the Infrared light and some other ambient light waves. The result…the clothing (and many other materials) become as clear as glass.
The best fabrics to see-through with this Xray vision filter are silks, swimwear (most swimwear is designed to allow some UV light to pass through to help with tan lines, and in doing so, allows the IR to pass through as well), and most types of synthetic material like leotards.
Since what you’ll see is true IR and not xray vision (which is good, because who wants to look at bones?), what you see is in full living color.
Via Oh Gizmo