OK, so it’s not really called the “PukeLight” but that’s what it does. The project has completed a working prototype:
It looks like a big flashlight — but it’s really a nonlethal weapon designed to make you sick.
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc., of Torrance, Calif., has been granted a contract by the Department of Homeland Security to develop what it calls the “LED Incapacitator,” according to a DHS online newsletter.
The handheld device using light-emitting diodes to emit super-bright pulses of light at rapidly changing wavelengths, causing disorientation, nausea and even vomiting in whomever it’s pointed at.
This reminds me of the “sick sticks” in the movie Minority Report which were used by the cops to incapacitate their targets. A single tap resulted in the target blowing chunks to the exclusion of doing anything else. More science fiction becoming science fact.