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Throwable Tactical Camera Gets Commercial Release

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June 26, 2015 | Source: Physics.org

Unseen areas are troublesome for police and first responders: Rooms can harbor dangerous gunmen, while collapsed buildings can conceal survivors. Now Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus, is giving officers and rescuers a safe glimpse into the unknown.

In July, the Boston-based startup will release its first line of tactical spheres, equipped with cameras and sensors, that can be tossed into potentially hazardous areas to instantly transmit panoramic images of those areas back to a smartphone.

"It basically gives a quick assessment of a dangerous situation," says Bounce Imaging CEO Francisco Aguilar MBA '12, who invented the device, called the Explorer.