Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera captures any moment in 3D

The sports world has already taken several bold leaps into its tech future with on-the-field innovations, but a new invention by a clever European tinkerer could elevate the art of sports photography to another level.

Jonas Pfeil, a recent graduate of the Technical University of Berlin, created the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera as a way to instantly create panoramic images without the often tedious digital stitching process common today. Equipped with an accelerometer, when thrown the camera creates full spherical panoramas that display three-dimensional images of a moment captured in time. Although the device is not yet for sale, it will be on display at the upcoming Siggraph Asia conference. You can see the ball's technology at work in the video below.

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