Scientists debut a computerized pistol engineered to recognize the grip of its owner
By Patrick Di JustoPosted 12.20.2005 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
Armed with $2 million in federal grants, researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are close to perfecting the first commercially viable "smart gun." The prototype pistol, unveiled last month, is designed to recognize specific people's grips. When seized by an unauthorized hand-say, that of a child or a criminal-the gun locks its shooting mechanism.