This Low-Cost Camera Could Help Save Lives This Low-Cost Camera Could Help Save Lives
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This Low-Cost Camera Could Help Save Lives

by Adele Peters

December 7, 2012

The designers are working on adding new features to the device that will be different based on application. A firefighter's device may eventually include sensors that measure smoke, oxygen, and temperature. Devices for search-and-rescue teams will also help create maps of collapsed buildings. 

The device is a prototype, but the designers will begin testing it with SWAT teams and police in January. 

First image (cc) flickr user AMagill; second image via Bounce Imaging.

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