Crime Fighting Armored Gloves
May 31, 2011 3:18 PM Subscribe
A robber is cornered in a dead-end alley:
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He turns to face the police officer pursuing him, ready to fight. He pauses. The officer’s left forearm is encased in ballistic nylon, and half a million volts arc menacingly between electrodes on his wrist. A green laser target lands on the robber’s chest. He puts his hands up; it’s a fight he can’t win.
It sounds like something from a cyberpunk novel, but thanks to inventor David Brown and pal Kevin Costner, the glove may soon be mass produced. Targeted at the Military, and Police and Corrections Officers.
The first demo unit will be released to the Los Angeles sheriff’s department later this year. Brown says future incarnations could include chemical sensors, an electronic translator to help soldiers communicate overseas, or biometric readers for airport security guards.