Every day, we ask first responders to enter hazardous, unseen spaces.
Police around the world face an increasingly complex tactical environment. The rise of the “active shooter”, with recent incidents including Aurora and the Sikh Temple shooting, has meant that the regular patrol officer now faces “SWAT-like” situations without the training and equipment of specialized team. Bounce Imaging is developing systems to fill this need. In the coming months, Bounce Imaging will enter field testing with several police units in Massachusetts.
Firefighters frequently must enter burning buildings searching for victims, putting their own lives on the line. While some larger departments have access to thermal imagers, such technologies are beyond the reach of most units. Bounce Imaging is developing low-cost sensor units that not only provide an image of a space, but also transmit relevant data like temperature and oxygen levels.
Soldiers today face a range of threats and situations in which they must see around a corner, inside a compound, or down a tunnel or sewer system. Bounce Imaging is developing systems that will not only make life-saving technologies accessible to front-line infantry – they will also reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties.
Search & rescue after a disaster is often a slow and difficult process. Bounce Imaging is developing sensors that will not only reduce the technical difficult of searching collapsed buildings, but will also help map the unfamiliar terrain of a post-disaster landscape.