NIST Seeks Standardization for Electroshock Weapons

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are attempting to develop a standardized method for assessing the electrical output of stun guns and other electroshock weapons that can form the basis of a future industry-wide standardized testing regimen.

NIST researchers at the Office of Law Enforcement Standards have developed methods for calibrating the high-voltage and current measurement probes used by the industry, as part of the NIST characterization program for conducted energy devices.

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