Design Considerations for BWCs

Design Considerations in the Proliferation of Police Body-Worn Cameras


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Joel Suss , Alexis Raushel, Adam Armijo, and Brian White

More and more police departments are equipping their officers with body-worn cameras. To maximize the utility of body-cams, designers have considered issues such as camera-mounting position, camera-mount stability, methods of activation, and data transfer methods. The human factors/ergonomics community can make important contributions to the design of body-worn cameras and identify and address issues that could arise from the introduction of new technologies (e.g., biometric identification and automatic detection of concealed weapons). Engaging with this ever-expanding technology will benefit law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve and protect.

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