Cops would have a hard time tracking criminals if it wasn’t for Spider-man. The electronic monitors that criminals wear round their ankles when under home arrest were inspired by a Spider-man comic strip from the ’70s. In it a villain followed Spidey’s movements via an electronic device Spidey was wearing on his wrist. According to a PhD paper by Jody Klein-Saffran, New Mexico district court judge Jack Love read the strip and thought the idea could work in the real world. He developed the idea with a computer salesman and in 1983 the first ankle bracelets were introduced in New Mexico. The devices were picked up by justice departments around the US two years later.
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