GPS ankle bracelets are a pretty ingenious idea; you strap a GPS tracker onto the leg of the person you want to track, and wherever they go, you stay informed in real-time. And to make sure that the bracelet remains on the leg, there are safety measures that alert the tracking party whenever the bracelet has been unlocked, broken, deactivated, or simply travels outside a designated area. However, as two employees of a British private security firm recently found out, there is a loophole that compromises the reliability of such a device: artificial limbs.

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0729anklebraceletAfter missing a mandatory court appearance, Lindsay Lohan is now required to wear a GPS enabled ankle bracelet that will help authorities keep track of her location at all times. But this is not an ordinary GPS ankle bracelet. This particular GPS ankle bracelet not only streams LiLo’s real-time location every 30 minutes, but it also checks her body’s blood alcohol level.

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