Current Flow in the Human Body


Nonlethal weapons provide military and law enforcement personnel with a tool to resolve conflict with a proportionate, lawful, appropriate, and necessary use of force [1,2]. The CEW method of incapacitation is through electrical activation of skeletal muscle tissue innervated by peripheral nerves within the electric field created by the CEW [3]. The stimuli from a will override the motor nervous system and block the command and control of the human body. Conventional stun devices stimulate sensory neurons for pain compliance and can be overridden by a focused individual. The CEW directly stimulates preendplate motor nerves, causing incapacitation regardless of subject’s mental focus, training, size, or drug-induced dementia [4]. The most popular TASER CEW models supplied to law enforcement agencies are the M26 and X26.


Finite Element Modeling Right Ventricular Ventricular Fibrillation Current Density Distribution Current Density Threshold 
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  1. 1.Chief Technical Officer with NewCardio, Inc.Santa Clara

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