Open Pano Thermal - HCIL
Jan 1, 2017 → Jun 1, 2017
College Park, MD
Project Thermo reliably creates thermographic panoramas of indoor locations in order to identify energy inefficiencies in rooms and buildings.
I worked on this project as a volunteer at the Human Computer Interaction lab at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The software I wrote was integrated into a self-contained device which could take a series of thermographic images over the course of several days in order to map heat issues over time.
The project is a fork of OpenPano adapted for thermographic images.
After many dead-ends I ended up achieving great results by first normalizing and enhancing the images using ImageMagick, then stitching them together using OpenPano.
Results obtained using this software were published in two academic papers, possibly more:
Matthew Mauriello, Jonah Chazan, Jamie Gilkeson, and Jon E. Froehlich. 2017. "A Temporal Thermography System for Supporting Longitudinal Building Energy Audits."
Mauriello, M., McNally, B., Froehlich, J. 2017. “Thermporal: An Easy-To-Deploy Temporal Thermographic Sensor System to Support Residential Energy Audits”
Pythonfor scripting everything
Image Magickfor normalizing
Exiftoolsfor reading meta-data
OpenPanofor image stitching