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The Effect of Taser on Cardiac, Respiratory and Metabolic Physiology in Human Subjects

Award Information

Award #
2005-IJ-CX-K051
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$363,157
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $231,754)

These funds to University of California, SD are for characterizing the effects of tasers on the human body. The study will include the effects to cardiac, respiratory and metabolic physiology after the person has done some strenuous exercise.

ca/ncf

This project will continue studying Taser use in humans to determine if exposure to the electrical energy of these devices results in any changes in cardiac, respiratory and metabolic physiology in human subjects. In addition, it will study Taser use in association with physical exertion as well as under stress associated with pursuit and struggle that commonly occurs in the field setting. The goal of this study is to assess the safety of Taser by itself and in combination with physical exertion and physiologic stress.

nca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2005