|Police in the United Kingdom are starting to augment their bodies with technology,
in order to better perform their duties. Crude augmented reality equipment is
already becoming standard issue.
One such device is the ADHF1 Metal Detector Glove. Powered by one standard
9V battery embedded inside each glove, the gloves will run without recharge
for around six months. They are quite literally hand-contained metal detectors,
with all the delicate electronics protected by a neoprene sheath which also
renders the gloves weatherproof.
Additionally, the sheath is puncture, slash and fire resistant, adding significant
armour to the wearer's hand in addition to its detective functions.
Small and flexible enough to be worn under ordinary gloves, the metal detector
gloves contain one metal detecting sensor plate across the palm of the hand,
and a second across the back of the hand. Neither restricts grip, and it is
possible to drive a car comfortably, whilst wearing them. During a pat-down
of a subject, the plate will vibrate against the wearer's palm or back of their
hand if it detects anything metallic from that direction, allowing a simultaneous
search for from concealed sharp or infected objects on or around the subject.
Used needles, iron filings, knuckle crackers, all can be detected from a simple
The gloves will even detect the size of the metallic object detected, and adjust
their vibration accordingly. The larger the object, the longer the buzz - this
allows easy differentiation of what the item is - a nail or a needle will be
a short buzz, a pair of knuckle dusters substantially longer.