Multifunction Programmable Scottsdale Cuffs
One of the U.S. Patent Applications, 20120298119, is Scottsdale Inventions. A new shocking device, a pair of high-tech handcuffs that could immobilize a prisoner through delivering electric shocks with the help of the Taser system has been lately designed by the LLC of Paradise Valley, Arizona. This system uses electrodes to deliver high-voltage, low amperage shocks to disrupt a person’s voluntary nervous system. The company reports this system could also be used in an ankle cuff, restraining belt, straitjacket, harness, facial restraint, helmet or neck collar. In case a prisoner fails to follow instructions, the cuffs could also deliver warnings in the form of an audible signal, a vibration, a flashing light or a mild electric shock as a prelude to a more severe jolt if not obeyed. The cuffs could be set to respond to radio transmitters, so that prisoners must remain in a certain areas, avoid other areas or only move in a prescribed zone. Moreover, the cuffs could include an accelerometer, inclinometer, potentiometer, location sensing device, microphone, camera, a biometric sensor or a combination of devices, which would enable guards to keep track of prisoners, and allow the cuffs to automatically deliver a shock, if they detect violent or aggressive movements or even a shout. The cuffs can be also programmed to release gases, liquids, dyes and even inject the prisoner with sedative drugs.