'Roboglove' may help finger crooks

U.K. police are testing weapon-detecting glove


If we didn't know better (and we don't), we might think this was based on an old Monty Python skit.

U.K. newspapers are reporting the development of the "Roboglove," a wearable device that can supposedly detect weapons hidden on subjects while they're being searched. If the glove touches a concealed firearm, knife or other metal object, Gearfuse says, it will vibrate and alert its wearer of the discovery.

British police have reportedly been testing the device, which is said to be far more sensitive than standard metal detectors. And the glove is made of bulletproof Kevlar, which could help thwart any attempts by assailants to shoot an object out of an officer's hand, a la Gunsmoke.

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