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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Electric Stun Device Test Results

The electric stun device has become yet another less-than-lethal (usually) device available for institutional and private use. Because Taser International has something of a corner on the law enforcement market for electric stun devices, its company name, Taser(tm), has become the de facto descriptor for the generic range of electric stun devices.

Electric stun devices are relatively new. No consistent federal regulatory standards have been prescribed for their design and application. There have already been lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths and disabling injuries, so public and private institutions are beginning to look more closely at electric stun devices.

Here are three recent reports about electric stun devices.

Electro-Muscular Disruption Technology - A Nine-Step Strategy for Effective Deployment

Efficacy and Safety of Electrical Stun Devices

Human Effectiveness and Risk Characterization of the Electromuscular Incapacitation Device -- A Limited Analysis of the TASER


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