Bouncing tactical camera lets police peer safely into dangerous rooms

First responders and law enforcement officers often encounter dangerous obstacles on the job. They can’t see through walls, but a new bouncing camera can be thrown into a dangerous situation to give officers a clear understanding of where any hostages or gunmen are located.The “tactical spheres” house a six-lensed camera that can record surroundings and stitch them into a single photo which is then sent to a responding officer’s smartphone. The ball is also equipped with temperatures and carbon monoxide sensors.

Dubbed, The Explorer, this ball camera is created by Bounce Imaging which was founded by MIT alum Francisco Aguilar. He came up with the idea after learning that search and rescue teams in the 2010 Haiti earthquake were having trouble searching for survivors in the debris.

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