A group of scientists and researchers working out of North Carolina's Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have managed to achieve something truly ingenious by taking a conducted electrical weapon and adding heart rate-monitoring functions to it.
The scientists took regular conducted electrical weapons (the kinds that are regularly used by law enforcement personnel to incapacitate people who they perceive to be threatening) before modifying them to give them the ability to transmit electrocardiogram signals.
Ultimately, this heart rate-monitoring stun gun is designed to help mitigate cases of people suffering death by cardiac arrest due to excessive tasering. It proves that there is certainly a lot of potential in the idea of incorporating cardiac monitoring functionality into conducted electronic weapons, which is something that could help reduce cases of death due to excessive police force.
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