Now, handcuffs that will shock the hell out of you
An Arizona-based company has invented a pair of high-tech handcuffs that appear to be a Swiss Army knife of torture restraint.
For starters, the cuffs by Scottsdale Inventions, LLC of Paradise Valley, are capable of administering high-voltage, low amperage shocks that will immobilize uncooperative detainees. Inspired by invisible fence technology that not-so-subtly reminds dogs where their boundaries are, these cuffs are a part of a programmable system that uses radio transmitters to corral prisoners.
Step beyond the designated perimeter and the cuffs could issue various warnings like audible signals, vibrations, a flashing light or a mild electric shock, before a more severe zap would restore order, Discovery News reported.
As well, the cuffs could include an accelerometer, inclinometer, potentiometer, location sensing device, microphone, camera, a biometric sensor or a combination of devices that would allow guards to more closely monitor their prisoners.
If there's any mercy to be found, the cuffs do include safety cutouts to prevent fatal jolts. However, developers also envision the cuffs being able to release gases, liquids, dyes and even sedatives that could be injected into the prisoners.
If you're still not convinced that these cuffs are the most fully loaded, less-lethal weapon, Scottsdale Inventions says this system could also be incorporated into ankle cuffs, restraining belts, straitjackets, harnesses, facial restraints, helmets or neck collars.