Handcuffs Of The Future Administer Shocks And Drugs To The Detained

CNET reports on handcuffs that practically do the police’s work for them:

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. The patent is called “Apparatus and System For Augmented Detainee Restraint” and is the brainchild of Scottsdale Inventions.

The augmentations it offers are truly quite something. The 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.”

These handcuffs might also be used to inject the detained with a substance in the form of “a liquid, a gas, a dye, an irritant, a medication, a sedative, a chemical restraint, a paralytic, a medication prescribed to the detainee, and combinations thereof.” Yes, you really did read the word “paralytic.”

8 Comments on "Handcuffs Of The Future Administer Shocks And Drugs To The Detained"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Dec 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm |

    this makes waterboarding easier to administer

  2. bobbiethejean | Dec 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm |

    I can see some useful applications for this……………… and a lot of extremely abusive ones.

  3. One wonders if this keeps logs of such actions, for future inspection.

    • Hadrian999 | Dec 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm |

      the local PD where i live has tazers that record every discharge and the cops have to account for every one I would imagine if departments require that they would also require it on these super cuffs

  4. Tchoutoye | Dec 14, 2012 at 4:22 am |

    I don’t see these catching on. Automated torture takes all the fun out a cop’s perks.

  5. There may be people who might actually enjoy this handcuff too much.

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