This Wearable Tech Could Keep Teens Out of Jail
AIR uses the same technology that tracks your activity level to give teenage offenders a second chance
Teenage offenders in New York City whose families cannot afford to pay bail likely go to prison to await a trial. But the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is attempting to change that with the help of Kentucky-based Corrisoft’s AIR (Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation) technology.
AIR consists of an ankle bracelet with a Bluetooth chip that tethers it to a smartphone. Traditional GPS bracelets operate on a 2G or 3G network, but using the GPS on a smartphone allows the information to be translated over a 4G network, improving the speed, accuracy and volume of information.