|Credit: Bounce Imaging|
Boston-based start-up Bounce Imaging is developing ultra-low-cost, easy-to-use imaging systems to meet the needs of soldiers and first responders, allowing them to explore potentially hazardous spaces without exposing them to harm.
The ball robot with its six cameras snaps pictures while its sensors detect air quality, temperature, radiation and other hazards. It then beams the data to mobile devices.
Bounce Imaging was selected as a Gold Winner at MassChallenge 2012 ($50K prize), the largest startup accelerator in the world. The company was also named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012!