The device looks like something straight out of the movies, but in reality is a futuristic new tool that may be the next step in self-defense.
The Armstar Bodyguard is like a hands-free version of a stun gun.
David Brown came up with the bodyguard idea seven years ago after a mountain lion mauled three people in California. He realized the new tool could be used -- not only for personal self-defense -- but also by the police and military.
"It works as a defensive shield. It works like baton," Brown said.
"You'll see a flashlight is built into it. You'll see a laser built into it and then there's also a video camera that provides live video streaming and broadcasts it back," explained Andrew Quintero, Armstar's president. "The original ideas that went into this started to evolve. A lot of that was done in a thinktank environment at Kevin Costner's house."
Costner is a financial backer of the bodyguard tool.
"They'll start at about a $1,000 and go up depending on how much stuff you want to go into it," Quintero said.
The tool is just coming out of the testing stage and has already received plenty of media attention, including a two-page spread in popular science magazine.