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Advantages of less-tech, less-than-lethal technologies
Author(s): Donna J. Marts; Trudy K. Overlin
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Paper Abstract

This paper illustrates the advantages of developing less-tech technologies by reporting on two less-tech, less-than-lethal prototype law enforcement tools developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The devices were developed for the National Institute of Justice, less- than-lethal weapons program: 1) an air bag restraint device for use in restraining suspects who become violent during transport in patrol vehicles, and 2) a retractable spiked barrier strip for stopping fleeing vehicles during high-speed pursuit. The success of both projects relied on developing design requirements in conjunction with the actual users of the devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2497, Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210482
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Donna J. Marts, Idaho National Engineering Lab. (United States)
Trudy K. Overlin, Idaho National Engineering Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2497:
Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology
Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Raymond D. Mintz, Editor(s)

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