A new ball shaped camera could help police and firefighters in the future.
This camera has a rubberised coating, enabling it to bounce around without breaking. It is designed to give the emergency services a view of the room without actually entering the building, to check for any danger in the room.
It could inform police of anything potentially dangerous, from a criminal with a weapon to an unsafe structure due to an earthquake or fire.
The ball is made by US start up company Bounce Imaging
, and it features six cameras that send a 360 degree image straight to a smartphone or other smart enabled device.
It is also equipped with several sensors, so that invisible dangers, such as carbon monoxide in the air and the level of oxygen in the room can be measured to make sure that it is safe to enter. Sensors can be personalised according to the job the ball is doing.
The ball should retail for around £319, which is a lot cheaper than any other equivalent products on the market.