WRAP Announces Collaboration with Wheaton College on WRAP Reality Training Platform
04/28/2021 | 09:47am EDT
TEMPE, Ariz., April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "WRAP") (Nasdaq: WRAP), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, announced a collaboration agreement with Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. The Center for Faith, Politics & Economics – an interdisciplinary program between the Departments of Business, Economics, Political Science, and International Relations at Wheaton College – will use the WRAP Reality training platform with students who will experience de-escalation training to help ensure programs are current and aligned with community values.
Professor David C. Iglesias, J.D., Director of Wheaton’s Center for Faith, Politics & Economics, former U.S. Attorney, retired Navy JAG Officer, and White House Fellow, will lead a research group focused on the impact of virtual reality training in policing and how the WRAP Reality platform can be most effective.
Professor Iglesias said, "During this time of heightened awareness of law enforcement, I am grateful to be part of this joint effort to teach students and contribute to innovative solutions in this space. Moreover, the ability to educate with disruptive technologies like WRAP Reality and the BolaWrap remote restraint device allows me to highlight the value of new yet effective de-escalation methods and tools which is what our police officers and communities need at this time."
“This is an outstanding opportunity to bring together world-class thought leaders to ensure our virtual reality training content is relevant, state-of-the-art, and able to make a difference for law enforcement and communities,” said Tom Smith, CEO of WRAP. “This collaboration will advance WRAP Reality in becoming the premier immersive training platform that prepares officers to approach real-life situations more safely.”
About WRAP WRAP Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a global leader in innovating public safety technologies and services that deliver advanced solutions focused on avoiding escalation. The BolaWrap® Remote Restraint device, WRAP's first product, is a patented, hand-held device that discharges a Kevlar® tether to temporarily restrain from a safe distance. Through many field uses and growing adoption by agencies worldwide, BolaWrap is proving to be an effective tool to safely detain persons without injury. WRAP Reality, the Company's virtual reality training system, is an immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform designed to empower first responders with the necessary knowledge to perform in the field. WRAP's headquarters is located in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit wrap.com.
Trademark Information BolaWrap, Wrap and Wrap Reality are trademarks of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.
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