Thermography in sports​

From recreational activities to elite and junior sports. Thermal imaging is suitable for monitoring the performance and recovery of all athletes due to its versatility and lack of risk.


Locate problem areas and examine their extent – even before clinical symptoms appear.


Monitor and assess the physiological load of the athlete to identify injury risks.


Use thermal imaging to assess rehabilitation and treatment monitoring in combination with performance measurements.

Backed up by research

“The results demonstrated the importance of the use of thermography and the possibilities of intervention according to the data and the consequent improvement in clinical and training aspects that were also recorded in the thermographic images.”
Côrte ACR, Lopes GHR, Moraes M, et al. The importance of thermography for injury prevention and performance improvement in olympic swimmers: a series of case study. Int Phys Med Rehab J. 2018;3(2):128–132. DOI: 10.15406/ipmrj.2018.03.00089
“The thermal response depends on a number of specific physiological adjustments as body homeostasis and athlete’s health, which allow us to establishing interesting applications in sport. We conclude that the main contribution of IRT in the field of sport is to help identify signs of injury before it occurs, allowing us to act proactively along the training process.”
Marins, Joao & Fernández Cuevas, Ismael & Arnaiz-Lastras, Javier & Fernandes, A.A. & Quintana, Manuel. (2015). Applications of Infrared Thermography in Sports. A Review. Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte. 15. 805-824.

It's all about the performance

Sports medicine has two main objectives: injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Research has shown that thermal imaging can help athletes achieve better results by identifying risks, preventing injuries and improving performance.

Ilves U-18 starts thermal imaging of the entire team

An internationally unique study will begin in Tampere to monitor hockey players’ injuries and their rehabilitation using thermal imaging. Markku Tuominen, sports physician at Medisport, is responsible for the study using the Thermidas thermal imaging system

IRT-384 Tablet

Our recommended solution

  • 120° rotating camera for best imaging angle and optimised ergonomics
  • Large 10” HD screen making instant analysis possible using the tablet
  • ROI (Region of Interest) marking tools for temperature differences with up to 4 comparison pairs
  • Online image bank with automated image retrieval for active patient