Well, kind of. MIT Venture Mentoring Service and Bounce Imaging has been working hard since 2012 to give cops a leg up on severe threats and hostile situations. They’re basically rubber-surrounded tactical cameras that have 6 cameras and sensors to provide a panoramic image of an unknown area back to a smartphone. Just throw it into an area for a quick view.
While this doesn’t necessarily make the situation less lethal, it can help by leaps and bounds so that cops can be better prepared for a situation. 100 of these devices have been sent to police departments. Here’s hoping it makes a real difference. Each of of these sells for for $2500.
Source – MIT / BounceImaging