Skip to comments.Next-generation handcuffs deliver electric shocks, drugs to detainees
Posted on 12/24/2012 11:18:05 AM PST by JOAT
Definitely an interesting, if not controversial, invention for the field of law enforcement, a new set of handcuffs delivers electric shocks like a taser.
Covered in detail on Patent Bolt recently, a patent application for an advanced set of handcuffs was published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office during late November 2012. Filed by a group called Scottsdale Inventions during late 2010, technology that could potentially go into the handcuff design includes an accelerometer, a location sensing device, a microphone; a camera and a biometric sensor to measure a detainees physical state. However, the group has also designed the handcuffs to house electrodes that would deliver an electric shock to a detainee.
In addition to the electrodes, the patent details a substance delivery system thats designed to administer anything from medication to irritants. Delivery systems include a moveable needle for liquids or a gas injection system to deliver a paralytic or sedative. Similar to the data collected regarding incidents of electric shocks, its likely that the device will record instances where substances are delivered to detainees.
The handcuffs do include a warning system that would alert the detainee that the delivery of a shock or substance is imminent unless behavior was corrected. The patent outlines a red LED warning light on the device that would turn on in addition to a small speaker that would emit a loud tone before the device is activated.
The patent also details the possibility of using location data to keep the detainee in a specific area or away from another detainee.
Read more at link, also pics.
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The “Bondage” crowd is salivating right now!
Yes, and besides Star Trek, I thought of the Arnold flick with the explosive collars if you strayed out of the control area.
Sounds like a law suit to me.
Romans used to cut the tendons behind the knees to keep slaves from ‘running’ away....
You beat me to it!
Law suits assume you still have ‘rights!’
Paybacks are a b*tch...
In fact, I think the real target has been us all along.
Playing in the sand box was preparation and training to crack hard, resistant enclaves of the real eventual enemy...patriots.
There was a syfi story called, “The Ring” about a device
like this, go out of an area, immobilized, attempt to
remove immobilized, etc. The hero was eventually in an
accident that removed his finger and so was free of
the device. Don’t know the author.
and exactly where do police get the medical licenses they need to administer drugs? Talk about dangerous and stupid.
When you’re born, they just implant it in your neck
and you’re good to go.
Additionally, 'dangerous' has been thoroughly discussed by your local panel of Obamacare experts, so be calm.