The 'balloon' camera can help firefighters or fast-response team members like SWAT take full advantage of the scene they are approaching, to eliminate the risk of direct confrontation.
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The device, which is based on Boston-based Bounce Imaging, holds up to six cameras at 2 frames per second and sends them to a smartphone or laptop when the user throws the ball into the area. undefined.
The camera is designed according to the needs of SWAT teams, police or firefighters
Upon receiving the data, the software pre-installed in the receiver will synthesize the image and model it 360 degrees. The cameras will take photos in near-infrared light to build a panoramic view of the area despite light, according to NewScientist.com.
A member of the SWAT team said the camera is impressive because of its ease of use and low cost. For just a few hundred dollars, this device is cheaper than any imaging technology available on the market.
Bouncing cameras can save lives in the event a SWAT team is facing a suspect carrying a gun.
The device will be tested by SWAT teams and the Massachusetts Police Department in January next year, said Bounce Imaging founder Francisco Aguilar.