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Electroshock Weapon Measurements

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Author(s)

Nicholas G. Paulter Jr., David M. Jenkins, Norimitsu Ichikawa

Abstract

Electroshock weapons (ESWs) are a commonly used tool in the escalation of force arsenal for law enforcement and the military around the world. ESWs function by providing a high-voltage low-current electrical shock that, when discharged into a live (typically human) target, can temporarily incapacitate that target. Consequently, it is important to accurately measure the output of the ESW to ensure it is operating properly.
Citation
Journal of Biomedical Systems & Emerging Technologies
Volume
3
Issue
2

Keywords

conducted energy weapon, electroshock, electroshock weapon, ESW, incapacitation, neuromuscular disruption, standard test method, weapon

Citation

Paulter, N. , Jenkins, D. and Ichikawa, N. (2017), Electroshock Weapon Measurements, Journal of Biomedical Systems & Emerging Technologies, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=919619 (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created April 12, 2017, Updated July 11, 2017