FOX to use thermal imaging cameras during Super Bowl
Provided by FOX Sports and FLIR Systems Inc.
FOX19 -- FOX Sports will use FLIR high definition thermal cameras for the first time ever in a football game during the network's broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday.
The cameras make pictures from heat instead of light, FOX Sports said. Temperature differences on the field will be shown as a rainbow of colors from hot to cold. Viewers will be able to tell how cold weather is affecting players.
The cameras will also how the wind chill is affecting the players' range of motion, stamina and flexibility, FOX Sports said.
The network has used FLIR thermal technology in its NASCAR coverage.
FLIR Systems Inc. is based in Wilsonville, Ore. The company designs sensor systems.