Shocker bracelet for aviation security

Now this is shocking news. In the wake of 9/11, a unique patent idea came up. The idea was for "a method of providing air travel security for passengers traveling via an aircraft comprises situating a remotely activatable electric shock device on each of the passengers in position to deliver a disabling electrical shock when activated." So that's the idea -- a remote shocker bracelet, functioning somewhat like a Taser gun.

Not much has happened since the 2002 patent was issued for this bracelet, but now a company called Lamperd Less Lethal is proposing the ability to take such a bracelet to market, and the Feds have expressed some interest in using it as a prisoner control device (PDF file link). Lamperd has put for the idea of combining the shocker bracelet with a tracking device, so that air passengers could be linked to their bags and tracked through the airport, and possibly even that the device could serve as their flight ticket. Of course, at the root is the electro-muscular disruption (EMD) shocker circuit that could be used to stun and disable a would-be terrorist aboard a plane. Lamperd even has a promotional video about the EMD bracelet.

-Geoff

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