Video: Can 'smart gun' technology save lives?
Guns that would recognize their owner would stop stolen guns from being a threat
By PoliceOne staff
Developers are racing each other to build the next innovation in weapons: a gun that will only fire for its owner. Some prototypes require the handler to wear a ring or bracelet that interacts with the gun, while others have grip recognition.
Similarly, the TriggerSmart prototype uses radio frequency IDs (RFID) which can be located in a bracelet, ring, or even under your skin.
"It's about the size of a grain of rice," McNamara said of the tag. "It's that small, and they just inject it under the skin."
A team at the New Jersey Institute of Technology is working on a gun that recognizes your grip, according to the article.
"While you're pulling the trigger, you are applying a dynamically changing pattern of pressures onto that stock of that gun, and that's what is actually individual to you and reproducible shot after shot," said Donald Sebastion, co-developer of the prototype.