New Gun Safety Tech Would Identify A User's Unique Grip

Here's how it works.

U.S. President Barack Obama made an impassioned call to limit gun violence in front of an audience of gun control activists and survivors of gun violence on Tuesday, making special mention of so-called “smart technology” for gun safety.

“We know we can't stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence,” Obama said at the event in the White House’s East Room, adding that gun safety technologies may help curb gun violence.

A number of smart gun technologies have been developed for gun safety over the years. One, developed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is system called “Dynamic Grip Recognition,” which uses 32 sensors to measure the gun user’s unique grip.

Other smart technologies for gun safety being developed tend to focus on authenticating the user’s identity via a device, such as a ring, bracelet or watch.

This animation shows how the “Dynamic Grip Recognition” system works.

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