Another very interesting application of webcams for radiation detection.
One more group of researches “reinvented” CCD as radiation detector:
We presented a poster on the detection of radiation with the camera of mobile devices and showed trueGeiger app at The 17th Annual Signal & Image Sciences Workshop. The event was hosted by CASIS at LLNL with support from IEEE. The poster received quite bit of positive interest from the participants. The pdf of the poster is now available:
Igor Borovikov, Guennadi Narychkine “Radiation Detection with the Camera of Consumer Mobile Devices“, CASIS, May 22, 2013.
Just came to our attention:
This is the link posted in response to the skeptical review on trueGeiger at app store. Also we just submitted a poster proposal to The 17th Annual Signal & Image Sciences Workshop where we plan to discuss technical details of the trueGeiger implementation.
A meeting ”Discovery and development of improved scintillation detector materials for medical imaging and national security” of local East Bay-Oakland Chapter of IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society was held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yesterday on September 18, 2012.
Check out this website http://blog.safecast.org/ . Even with all nuclear power stations in Japan already offline, there will be still many years of dealing with consequences of “311″. Safecast can provide additional information on the current local radiological situation in Japan.
Another possible way to test trueGeiger is to order uranium ore from Amazon. Chances are you will have good time reading customers review for this product.
A video explaining how trueGeiger works was just uploaded to youtube.com: