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Jun 1, 2011

A Crime-Fighting Armored Glove


A robber is cornered in a dead-end alley. He turns to face the police officer pursuing him, ready to fight. He pauses. The officer’s left forearm is encased in ballistic nylon, and half a million volts arc menacingly between electrodes on his wrist. A green laser target lands on the robber’s chest. He puts his hands up; it’s a fight he can’t win.

For police and corrections officers, preventing and defusing confrontations can save lives, and that’s the premise behind the BodyGuard. Equipped with a highvoltage stunner, video camera, laser pointer and flashlight, the armor sleeve is intended to prevent violent situations. The invention was designed by David Brown, a cameraman, editor and producer who makes a living filming musical acts such as Rage Against the Machine and Snoop Dogg, as well as behindthe-scenes movie footage for the actor Kevin Costner, a friend and BodyGuard investor.
Brown developed the concept for the device one evening in 2004, when he and some friends were discussing a recent mountain lion attack in a nearby Orange County park that had left one cyclist dead and another maimed. During an attack like that, Brown recalls thinking, even if you have a knife or other handheld weapon, you’re going to drop it. He wanted something that a person could deploy instinctually.
How It Works: Armored Glove: The breathable glove weighs less than three pounds and is encased by a hard shell that extends across the forearm. A pull pin preps the stunner (generated by four electrodes on the wrist), and a button at the palm activates it. Similar buttons trigger the laser pointer, video camera and flashlight.  Blanddesigns.co.uk

Name: The BodyGuard
Inventor: David Brown
Time: 7 years
Cost: Undisclosed

28 comments:

  1. Holy crap, that's revolutionary. Wonder how practical it is though to just wear it all shift, or if it's something they have to slip on quickly after it hits the fan.

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  2. I wonder the different variations that could come from this. It's like a super hero glove!

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  3. Step 1 - Armored Glove, Step 38 - Robocop. Small steps...

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  4. Wow that sounds really big in the field of self defense.

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  5. First step towards the Iron man suit.

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  6. if you use that u are half of the terminator

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  7. Thats amazing! so much defense crammed into one piece of armour, the police really could use these for a lot of good.

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  8. A gun would've also done the trick instead of just going all "Dead Space" on the robber.

    Pretty nice if engaged in a 1 sided fight or something.

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  9. I wonder what the maneuverability is like.

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  10. bad ass. :) Is that Tom Selick?

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  11. kick ass, It's about time we get a shocking power glove

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  12. Holy damn, i wish i had one! :D

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  13. In a way it reminds me of the tazer glove from the boondocks!

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  14. that's pretty awesome! the guy looks like John Travolta though <_<

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  15. Soon police will be armored in full Ironman suits.

    Oh crap... xD

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