NJIT gets $250K to keep developing child-proof ‘smart gun’
Good to see my alma-mater making a difference. It’s important to point out — lest we wake the trolls — that this technology is used to prevent child-related accidents, not deter crime.
NJIT has spent the last nine years on a “dynamic grip recognition” technology that can identify gun owners based on how they squeeze the trigger. The technology uses sensors located in the gun to identify unconscious, reflexive actions unique to each person and then decides whether the gunman is authorized to fire the weapon.
University officials say it works 99 percent of the time when paired with an off-the-shelf handgun outfitted with green and red lights to indicate whether the embedded circuitry decided to fire or not. They have tested it successfully with shooters wearing gloves, under timed conditions to simulate stressful conditions and using alternate hands.