he gang-rape incident which happened in Delhi in December, triggered a huge reaction, which spread across the entire nation. While the people of India expressed their anger towards the heinous act, a bunch of engineering students started working on a project that could give women, a way to defend themselves against such an attack.
Niladri Basu, Manisha Mohan and Rimpi Tripathy, students at SRM University, Chennai, have come up with a anti-rape underwear, which they call as Society Harnessing Equipment (She). The underwear comes equipped with a GPS, that is capable of sending an alert to police and the girl's family. Also, the inner-wear is capable of delivering a 3,800 kV electric shock to an attacker.
The device uses pressure sensors to get activated and uses GPS and GSM modules send an SMS on emergency number 100, as well as to parents of the girl.
The device is capable emitting electric shocks up to 83 times. The inner layer of the inner-wear is said to be lined with a insulated material to prevent the wearer from getting shocked.
"I have approached a friend in National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to help me find the right kind of fabric for the product so that it can be washed," said Mohan, co-maker of SHE to Times Of India.
The device does seam to pack enough to enable a woman to defend herself. The real question is, will a woman, consider wearing a bulky and possibly, an uncomfortable inner-wear, to do so? Let us know, what you think in the comments section below.
Source: Times Of India