July 15, 2013 By News Staff
Squito is a ball-shaped camera that takes 360 degree panoramic photographs when thrown in the air. The device is not yet available for purchase, but could someday be used by fire departments and search and rescue teams, says Inventor Steve Hollinger.
Some of the device’s capabilities include target tracking, the ability see through dark and fog by use of thermal imaging and wireless infrared.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.