This Truncheon Texts an Officer's Mom When Used to Reduce Police Brutality

By: Ady Floyd - Jul 22, 2015
References: dezeen
Russian artist Dmitry Morozov has designed a prototype of a truncheon police weapon to send text message. The weapon is programmed to send a text message to the officer's mother saying "mom, I hit a man." The idea behind this police weapon is to reduce the amount of police brutality.

The cleverly designed prototype will play into the psychological mindset of police officers. It will allow officers to make conscious decisions before drawing, or suing their weapons. The "truncheon works using a piezoelectric element attached to the stick, which detects vibrations."

While this design is still just a prototype, it presents an important social issue. This prototype could raise awareness and draw attention to the issue without ever becoming a part of a police officers tool belt.