'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.
This Wearable Technology Helps Track Youth Offenders
1. Youth Offender Rehabilitation - Opportunity to develop innovative technologies and programs aimed at rehabilitating youth offenders and reducing recidivism rates.
2. Wearable Convict Tracking - Potential for the development of advanced wearable devices and tracking systems to monitor the movements and activities of convicted individuals.
3. Alternative to Incarceration - Innovation opportunities for creating alternative methods to traditional incarceration, such as wearable technologies that allow authorities to track and communicate with offenders.
1. Criminal Justice - Opportunity for technology companies to collaborate with criminal justice agencies to develop and implement convict-tracking devices and rehabilitation programs.
2. Wearable Technology - Expand the use of wearable technology beyond traditional consumer applications to include monitoring and tracking of individuals in the criminal justice system.
3. Mobile Communication - Integration of mobile communication technologies to enable real-time updates and communication between authorities and offenders.