Life Sciences

Thermography is an accurate, quantifiable, non-contact diagnostic technique used to visualize and quantify changes in surface temperatures. Applications include vascular evaluation, tissue condition, muscle strain assessment, and bleed point detection.

Life Sciences Infrared Video Gallery


Life Sciences Infrared Image Gallery

Life Sciences White Papers

Download white papers to learn more about how others are using infrared technology in the life sciences field.


FLIR thermal imaging cameras allow -machines to read human emotions

Will robots ever be able to interact with humans? This may sound like a futuristic question, but scientists today are actually researching how machines can understand human emotions. Read customer success story


USDA uses FLIR camera to detect temperature differences

In their efforts to quantify water stress and study water productivity, researchers at the USDA are relying on thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems. Read customer success story


Renowned Russian research institute relies on FLIR to monitor temperatures in Siberian permafrost

Next to other sensing devices, thermal imaging cameras are used more and more for permafrost research and for the design and monitoring of roads and railways. Read customer success story


Thermal imaging cameras help athletes and sports enthusiasts with early observation of inflammation

Swiss practitioner and teacher Alfio Albasini has used FLIR® thermal imaging cameras for this purpose and talks about the many benefits of the technology for this application. Read customer success story

Ice Nucleation

FLIR cameras help researchers study ice nucleation and ice propagation in plants

Spring frosts can be lethal to many growing plants. They can have devastating effects on agricultural production and increase consumer prices. Read customer success story

Non-contact sociologic research

Non-contact sociologic research with thermal imaging cameras

Pure lighting pleasure. The Belgian manufacturer of architectural lighting always tries to delight its customers by combining an appealing lighting design with thorough research and development. Read customer success story

Tree Health

Assessing Tree Health With Infrared

The need to assess the overall health of trees is a growing requirement in property and environmental management . With the use of infrared technology, examining trees become a quick and cost efficient task. Read customer success story


FLIR Systems cameras used to monitor active volcanoes

If an infrared camera is the instrument to detect and measure hot spots, it must be the perfect tool to survey the biggest and most impressive hot spots on earth: volcanoes. Read customer success story

Thermal physiology of birds and mammals

Hot biology: investigating the thermal physiology of birds and mammals

Wildlife researchers try to fill the gaps in our knowledge of these fascinating processes. One of the organizations that push the boundaries of our knowledge in this field is the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.Read customer success story


FLIR Infrared Cameras for Life Sciences Applications

Entry Level Products

Thermal Bench Top Test Kits

Thermal Bench Top Test Kits

Together with the kit’s lens choices and time vs. temperature plotting software, FLIR now offers the most dependable infrared solution to help paint the complete picture.


FLIR A325sc IR Camera

FLIR A325sc IR Camera

Designed from the ground up to deliver the accurate thermographic imaging and repeatable temperature measurements you need in your R&D applications.


FLIR T500-Series IR Cameras

FLIR T500-Series IR Cameras

FLIR's most ergonomic thermal imaging cameras, the T500-Series provides a 180° rotating lens platform and bright 4” LCD to support comprehensive inspections in challenging work environments.



Performance Level Products

FLIR A655sc IR Camera

FLIR A655sc IR Camera

An Uncooled detector, high resolution, and all of the cutting-edge functionality the A655sc brings affordable research and science thermal imaging and measurement to a whole new level.


FLIR T600-Series IR Cameras

FLIR T600-Series IR Cameras

Thermal research camera with high-resolution thermal and daylight imagery, small spot size for precise results, and reliable temperature measurement accuracy at an affordable price


FLIR A6700sc LWIR and MWIR Cameras

FLIR A6700sc Cameras

Designed for electronics inspections, medical thermography, manufacturing monitoring, and non-destructive testing, the camera is ideal for high-speed thermal events and fast-moving targets.


FLIR SC7000 Series IR Camera

FLIR SC7000 Series IR Cameras

Specifically designed for academic and industrial research and science applications as well as integrators who require a flexible camera with high sensitivity, accuracy, spatial resolution, and speed at an affordable cost.



Advanced Level Products

FLIR SC6000 Series MWIR Camera

FLIR SC6000 Series Cameras

The versatile FLIR SC6000 Series cameras give you high speed and high resolution imagery in a package that’s easy to use yet flexible in configurations for just about any scientific or research application.


FLIR SC8000 HD Series IR Camera

FLIR SC8000 HD Series IR Cameras

High definition MWIR imagery from a highly sensitive cooled InSb detector, the sc8000 Series provides superb resolution, and lightning fast frame and data rates for extreme imaging flexibility and data capture capability.