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If this is where law enforcement is going its f***ing SCARY!!!

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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Futuristic handcuffs would administer shocks, drugs

A patent for next-generation handcuffs offers a future in which the detained can be zapped directly from their restraints, and even injected with a medication, sedative, irritant, paralytic, or other fine substance.


Sometimes an invention comes along that makes you excited about the future.

For a long time, it seems that handcuffs have been stuck in the movies of old. They restrain you, but, odd for our interactive world, that's all they seem to do.

Might I tempt you toward futuristic handcuffs that will offer you a small involuntary judder?

I am grateful to Gizmodo for discovering that Patent Bolt has lucked upon a patent that offers bound(less) excitement.

For these are handcuffs that offer surprises. Indeed, they might make the idea of being tased, bro, not quite so bad.

The patent is called "Apparatus and System For Augmented Detainee Restraint."

The augmentations it offers are truly quite something. You see, these handcuffs are "configured to administer electrical shocks when certain predetermined conditions occur."

These shocks might be "activated by internal control systems or by external controllers that transmit activation signals to the restraining device."

This progressive tool is the brainchild of Scottsdale Inventions.

And while you might be shocked or even excited by the idea of handcuffs with electric shock capabilities, might I move you further?

For Patent Bolt points out that this patent also allows for the idea of a substance delivery system. Yes, these handcuffs might also be used to, well, inject the detained with who knows what -- to achieve "any desired result."

Clearly, the desires of the detained and the detainer might differ. Yet, this patent allows for the possibility of the substance being in the form of "a liquid, a gas, a dye, an irritant, a medication, a sedative, a transdermal medication or transdermal enhancers such as dimethyl sulfoxide, a chemical restraint, a paralytic, a medication prescribed to the detainee, and combinations thereof."

Yes, you really did read the word "paralytic."

Naturally, some will be wondering whether, as in fine restaurants, the arresting officer will ask whether the detained has any allergies.

Some might be concerned, though that -- at least theoretically -- this creation might put quite some power into the hands of those who might not always be lucid or learned enough to use that power wisely.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57558038-71/futuristic-handcuffs-would-administer-shocks-drugs/


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manicMOM_DLC
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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All right! Party time!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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I don't see an issue. Don't be a lunatic, don't break the law..... Don't be in the situation to get handcuffed...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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That is pure torture. I know we like to bring back things from the past but I figured the dark ages would be kept off limits. Guess I was wrong.
helema24
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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 Tard the Grumpy Cat - good.

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ff-princess
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM

just because there's a patent for it doesn't mean anyone will actually invest in the production of the item.  I used to work in inventor relations for a toy company and people would send us all sorts of crap with the patent number on it like that meant something.  getting a patent isn't difficult at all, getting someone to finance this endeavor and someone to purchase the end product is going to be harder than one might think.

manicMOM_DLC
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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baaaa, baaaaa...

wake up anon. 

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see an issue. Don't be a lunatic, don't break the law..... Don't be in the situation to get handcuffed...


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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From? If you act insane while you are getti g arrested ... Guess what? It's your fault! Act like a human being and you will be treated like one.


Quoting manicMOM_DLC:

baaaa, baaaaa...

wake up anon. 


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see an issue. Don't be a lunatic, don't break the law..... Don't be in the situation to get handcuffed...



illinoismommy83
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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I don't see the issue. Don't break the law and they won't apply to you. 

I'm 29 and have never even been questioned by the police. I was pulled over once as a teen for speeding. I stopped speeding. Problem solved.

manicMOM_DLC
by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

i know that, which is why i saidIF

Quoting ff-princess:

just because there's a patent for it doesn't mean anyone will actually invest in the production of the item.  I used to work in inventor relations for a toy company and people would send us all sorts of crap with the patent number on it like that meant something.  getting a patent isn't difficult at all, getting someone to finance this endeavor and someone to purchase the end product is going to be harder than one might think.


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