Rescuers can throw ‘baseball’ cameras into danger


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Life's mirrored art for centuries, but now it seems to have moved on to video-games. Two former MIT students have invented cameras that can bounce and roll, allowing front-line servicemen to throw them around corners - a technique they claim could save lives.

The founders of Bounce Imaging, Francisco Aguilar and Dave Young, hope that one day police and firefighters will carry their baseball-shaped, throwable cameras on duty. The idea came to Aguilar in Haiti, where he worked as a volunteer after the country's devastating 2010 earthquake.

They project the devices will retail for less than $500 initially.

Check out the video to see them in action.