Could Stun Bracelets Replace Boarding Passes?

Homeland Security researches extreme measures
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2008 1:44 PM CDT
Passengers watch as their carry-on baggage goes through the new automatic explosive detection system at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Oct. 24, 2007.   (AP Photo/Will Kirk)
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(Newser) – A bracelet that would track airline passengers and shock them if they get out of hand might be under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security, the Washington Times reports. The Electronic ID Bracelet could someday replace boarding passes. We "are interested in … the immobilizing security bracelet, and look forward to receiving a written proposal," an official wrote to its maker.

 “It is conceivable to envision a use to improve air security, on passenger planes,” the letter continued. The device can immobilize wearers for several minutes, according to a promotional video from Lamperd Less Lethal.