You can’t hide the fact that sexual violence against women happens consistently all around the world.
In many places, laws are already in place to protect women from such offenses; however, sometimes laws are just not enough. So we need more concrete methods to eliminate or at least lessen crimes like these.
And that’s exactly what these three engineering students have in mind. Manisha Mohan, Rimpi Tripathi and Neeladri Basu Pal, all from Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University in Chennai, India, made an “anti-rape” undergarment, or Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).
“The lingerie, laced with modules of global positioning system (GPS), global system for mobile communications (GSM) and also pressure sensors, is capable of sending shock waves of 3,800 kV, as well as alerts to the girl’s parents and [the] police,” Ms. Mohan said in an interview.
“A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated, and the GPS and GSM modules [will] send an SMS on emergency number 100, as well as to parents of the girl.”
Nominated for the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award 2013, SHE hit the market in April.