The ‘StunRay’ – An Alternative To Police Tasers?

taseredA newly patented device (Patent No. 7,866,082) can render an assailant helpless with a brief flash of high-intensity light. The StunRay works by overloading the neural networks connected to the retina, saturating the target’s world in a blinding pool of white light. “It’s the inverse of blindness—the technical term is a loss of contrast sensitivity,” says Todd Eisenberg, the engineer who invented the device. “The typical response is for the person to freeze, and Law enforcement can easily walk up and apprehend [the suspect].”
The founders of the company, Genesis Illumination hope police officers will soon be reaching for a StunRay instead of a gun or Taser. Recovery time ranges from “seconds to 20 minutes,” Eisenberg says. The inventor says the StunRay has a number of advantages over taser guns (which work best within a range of 12 to 15 feet); the StunRay can be effective from as far away as 150 feet. And whereas Tasers can cause cardiac arrest, the StunRay is reasonably safe.
Ron Benvenisti for TLS.

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  1. In no time the Socialist-Protect-the-Lawbreaker-and-Not-the-victim State of N.J. will outlaw us from carrying it, ensuring that only criminals use it against us.

  2. to # 1 it’s seizures, and i agree with you some people have a problem with bright lights and they may cause an unwanted seizure. would the police department be responsible for any medical attention.?

  3. maybe we could yell to the criminal “please stop or I will tell my mommy” but then we might get into trouble for yelling too loud!

  4. The govermint is now reviewing a proposal for the Police Car of the Future. It will be pink, have no cops, no weapons and no restraints. It must have a psychiatrist, a social worker and an EMT. The lights will be disco lights only and the signage on the vehicle will be changed from Police to Puhlease. Thank You. You’re Welcome.

  5. Wow. Now I know why I started to always feel helpless after I got married. It was all those flashes from the photographer!

  6. I can see how light can be blinding when its dark- I wonder how well this will work during the day when your eyes are already adjusted to the light….

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