This Wearable Technology Helps Track Youth Offenders

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 30, 2015
References: corrisoft & psfk
'AIR' is a new wearable device that uses technology to give youth offenders a second chance. Many teenage offenders are forced to stay in prison when their families are unable to afford bail. AIR gives these individuals an opportunity to stay out of jail by letting the authorities track their whereabouts.

AIR stands for 'Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation' and it consists of an ankle bracelet with a built-in Bluetooth chip. The device is tethered to a smartphone in order to provide real-time updates about an individual's movements. Beyond simply tracking youth offenders, the device also allows for communication between the individual and the authorities. The device helps to hold people accountable when they are somewhere they are not supposed to be.

AIR ultimately provides a way for youth offenders to demonstrate their commitment to changing their behavior.