2 million children live in a home with a firearm that is both LOADED and UNLOCKED.
Our mission is to foster innovation in firearms safety to protect those children.
Today, Silicon Valley’s Smart Tech Challenges Foundation announced it is funding an innovator developing user-authentication technology for firearms, as part of the first-ever $1 million Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge. The Foundation is awarding grants to a total of 15 innovators who are working to improve firearm safety by developing personalization features in firearms, locking devices, and ammunition systems.
The first innovator featured by the Foundation is 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, Colorado, who is integrating a biometric sensor into a firearm that requires an authorized user’s fingerprint to discharge.
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We’re giving a total of $1M to innovators to accelerate the development of their technologies in order to promote firearms safety.
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Firearms Safety Challenge: Designed
Firearms Safety Challenge: Funded
Firearms Safety Challenge: Launched
Firearms Safety Innovation: Ongoing