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Tactical 'Bounce' Camera Scouts Out Unseen Hazards

October 30, 2012  | 

Screenshot via Bounce Imaging.
Screenshot via Bounce Imaging.

A "bouncy-ball" camera being developed by a Massachussetts company would help SWAT officers uncover hidden threats before entering a dangerous situation.

Boston-based Bounce Imaging will begin testing its device in January with several Massachussetts agencies.

The device, a round ball with a rubber housing, contains six cameras that take two photographs per second and send them to a smartphone or laptop when the ball is thrown into an unknown area.

Software then connects the images into a 360-degree view of the room. The cameras capture light in the near-infrared range, and the device comes equipped with infrared LEDs, allowing it to build a full panorama of a scene even if it is poorly lit, reports New Scientist.

View a demo of the camera here.

Tags: Tactical Gear, Building Searches, Video Surveillance, Bounce Imaging

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Comments (2)

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Todd E @ 10/31/2012 5:52 AM

I saw one of these used in the Canadian police show, "Flashpoint."

Sam @ 10/31/2012 6:57 AM

This is something that is definitely needed. I saw a proto-type of this camera used last night on the series Flashpoint.

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