Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras have been sold to hundreds of laboratories worldwide and play a key role in aiding researchers in a number of disciplines in Natural Sciences and Applied Sciences. In Natural Sciences high-speed cameras are used in Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physics research. In Applied Sciences high-speed cameras are used in Engineering, Health Sciences and Human Physical Performance research.
Life Sciences disciplines using Fastec high-speed cameras include Marine Biology, Neuroscience, Animal Locomotion, Herpetology, Ichthyology and Physiology.
Applied Sciences using Fastec high-speed cameras include Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science and Organic Chemistry, Applied Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, Safety, Structural and Automotive engineering.
High-Speed insect photography and study
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Ongoing research in zebrafish biology and behavior
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Biological researchers worldwide are employing Fastec High Speed cameras to study all varieties of animal locomotion and behaviors. Whether it involves running, jumping, swimming or flying, our cameras can help break down the most complex motions into exquisite detail, providing insight into the previously unseen worlds of extremely fast predatory behavior, feeding mechanisms, escape behaviors, kinematics, and more. With small camera heads, perfect for microscopy, and point-and-shoot portable handheld systems for the field researcher, Fastec has the right camera to help slow down the fastest creatures in the world.
From as far back as ancient Greece, man has been on a constant quest to understand and improve human performance. Leading researchers and renowned sports trainers are utilizing high speed cameras to break down the complexities of human movement in order to develop stronger, faster athletes. Because of their incredible portability and handheld form factor, Fastec high speed cameras are used all over the globe as the preferred video training tool for the world’s greatest athletes. You will find high speed cameras in the training facilities for almost any sport there is – be it track and field, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, skating, skiing, or even extreme action sports.
Microfluidic devices are used to control low volume, high-speed fluid flows containing small particles such as droplets or cells. With their high frame rates and small size, Fastec’s IL and HiSpec cameras have become very popular in academic and commercial labs where microfluidic devices are designed and tested. Fastec cameras fit nicely onto microscopes and can image microfluidic processes at thousands of frames per second. HiSpec cameras, first introduced in 2011, are installed in many microfluidics laboratories worldwide. The newer IL5 with its higher resolution, small and efficient pixel, binning capabilities, and more flexible recording modes is quickly becoming the preferred choice for microfluidics device developers.
Mechanical Engineering is a diverse discipline that encompasses many fields of study for which Fastec high-speed cameras have become valuable tools. Microfluidics,for example is an application of fluid dynamics, a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics. Indeed, Fastec cameras have been used in all sorts of applications including cavitation studies, material deformation, robotics, and aerosol research, to list only a few.