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This amazing bouncy ball will save police lives

This amazing bouncy ball will save police lives
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What makes being a police officer so dangerous is the unknown. They're the first responders to chaotic situations and they need to gather information and make decisions in seconds. That's where this little bouncy ball could change everything.

Developers at Bounce Imaging, a Boston-based software startup company, created the throwable tactical camera called the Explorer to give police officers and first-responders an extra eye in the field. This softball-sized bouncing ball has some big features that can help law enforcement in a sticky situation.

 

This nifty little gadget has the potential to save lives and thwart criminals' dastardly plans of attack. To do this, Bounce Imaging created a 6-lens camera stuffed inside a ball of sorts and enclosed in a thick rubber casing to protect the lenses from shattering when the camera is toss into a precarious spot.

“It basically gives a quick assessment of a dangerous situation,” says Bounce Imaging CEO Francisco Aguilar.

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