Night vision devices typically use infrared light to see in the dark. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but it can be detected by night vision devices such as night vision camera phones. Night vision devices work by converting infrared light into visible light, which is then displayed on a screen.
However, night vision devices cannot see through clothes. Clothes absorb infrared light, so they do not reflect enough light back to the night vision device for it to create a clear image. In some cases, night vision devices may be able to see through thin, transparent materials, such as plastic or nylon. However, they will not be able to see through opaque materials, such as cotton or wool.
However, there are some night vision devices that can see through certain types of clothing. These devices use a technology called thermal imaging. Thermal imaging cameras detect the heat signature of objects, and they can see through clothing that does not block heat very well. For example, thermal imaging cameras can see through clothing that is wet or thin. But it’s not what you might imagine.
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