Electric Shock Weapons Could Go Wireless
Germany-based Rheinmetall W&M developed a new Taser-style weapon that stuns a suspect without using wires like conventional Tasers.
The so-called Plasma-Taser shoots an aerosol spray towards the suspect to deliver the electric charge.
The company showed a video demonstration of the device at the recent European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons. Rheinmetall declined commenting on how the Plasma-Taser functions.
The Plasma-Taser can deliver repeated electrical shocks to a suspect, while the conventional Taser must be rearmed after the officer fires the dual darts delivering 50,000 volts.
Brian Rappert of the University of Nottingham expressed skepticism whether the technology could be translated into a working model.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology