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The Taser is a device that fires two barbs into a person
then rapidly oscillates Voltage between the barbs via the
connected conductors. This Voltage causes involuntary
contraction of skeletal muscles and therefore abolishes the
presumably nefarious voluntary actions that were being
out up to that point. The Taser is designed not to
interfere with cardiac function for fairly obvious reasons.
An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) IS designed to
interfere with cardiac function, it mainly functions to
synchronize chaotic electrical activity in the heart, which
is a common and often lethal feature of heart attacks.
AEDs are found in many public places, airports, convention
centers etc. but lives could definitely be saved if they
were more common. Fundamentally, the Taser & AED are
quite similar, so what if we combined the two?
Imagine a Taser that functions as a normal Taser for most
of the time, but "oh no! is that person having a heart
attack? Officer!" The officer draws his Tazer, pulls a special
one-time pin to enable AED mode. A rod pulls out from the
Unit and is placed at the bottom of the breast bone for
ideal targeting/spacing. "Pop!' the barb go in, either side of
the heart. The AED software monitors the electrical
activity and if appropriate, delivers a defibrillating shock.
The idea behind this is that you get hundreds of thousands
of AEDs into the public space, in the hands of the police,
they're already targeted to trouble spots and crowds where
more heart attacks might be suspected. The idea behind
the one-time pin means that the Taser can't be turned into
a lethal weapon, then back again without significant
trouble, it should have to go back to the factory. Maybe
the pin also turns on a bright LED or some other indication
to demonstrate what mode it is in.
||In picturing Samuel L Jackson responding to an
emergency, aiming one of these at a prone victim
declaring "I said CLEAR mothafucka!"
||//picturing Samuel L Jackson //
||He's more of the age where he'd need an AED rather than be
in the business of aggressively misusing them.
||True, now he's like a Bond villain rather than a Bond villain's
||//In picturing Samuel L Jackson responding to an
emergency, aiming one of these at a prone victim declaring
"I said CLEAR mothafucka!"//
||Lol! Crazy how clearly the picture of your proposed scene
popped into my head.
||This invention would also allow users of tasers to
use the phrase "Set tasers to 'stun'"
||Nice, defibrilating contagious patients from a distance.
||Zombie virus wouldn't handle electricity too well, as weak nerve pathways would be on the edge of decay because their only energy source is slow body decomposition.
||But if some of the electricity can be captured and energize the body, I could be horribly wrong.
||This calls for experimentation...