Handcuffs 2.0: can be “configured to administer electrical shocks"

Reason: Ever wondered why handcuff technology hasn’t progressed much in the last 50 years? Wonder no more: In late November, the website Patent Bolt noticed an application filed by a company called Scottsdale Inventions for an “Apparatus and System For Augmented Detainee Restraint.”

This handy new device can be “configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur” as well as being activated by remote control. The patent application compares this function to the workings of a stun gun or Taser.

crysister4156d ago (Edited 4156d ago )

Kind of surprising it hasn't been done before!

DivineHand1254155d ago

Sure cuffs like these will make a difference but I'm sure there is a good reason it hasn't been done before. For instance what if these cuffs malfunction and cause serious injuries to the captive? Who will be liable? Also I'm sure it will cost allot of money to supply these cuffs to each law enforcement officer and since these will cost significantly more than regular cuffs adaptation could be slow to non existent in most cases.


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