We've all seen what happens when a
human is hit by a stun gun. Taser guns work by shooting two
electrodes into the body that form a circuit to transfer 50,000 volts
of electricity. The shock is powerful enough to immobilize an
A company called G2 Consulting has
developed a successful counter to these stun weapons. Thor Shield is
made from a polyester fabric which is bonded with a conducted
material. As a result, Thor Shield effectively loops the electricity
back to the source. CNET.com
Because Thor Shield is conductive, it
can complete the circuit with probes without having the electricity
pass through an individual's body. In a video submitted by G2--and
not independently tested by CNET News.com--Greg Williams, G2's other
co-owner, takes a jolt to the head from a stun gun but remains
unfazed. He is wearing a cap made of the material, according to G2.
He also remains nonchalant in a Thor Shield windbreaker after being
G2 plans to sell the material to law
enforcement agencies and the military only -- civilians need not
apply. Law enforcement agencies have already contacted G2 in regards
to the Thor Shield as there have been recent incidents where officers
have had their stun gun taken by criminals and used against them.
Officers wearing uniforms or vests made out of this material would be
able to neutralize the possible threat.
Not surprisingly, Taser has declined to
speak about the matter to either DailyTech, G2 or CNET.
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