Engineering Students in India Create Anti-Rape Underwear

Anti-Rape Underwear

Three engineering students in India have developed anti-rape underwear that emits powerful shocks and automatically alerts authorities. Well that’s one way to solve the rape problem in India…

The anti-rape underwear — called SHE or “Society Harnessing Equipment” — contains an electric shock circuit board near the breasts along with GPS and GSM modules.  The bra has the capability of shocking a person up to 82 times and as well as sending alerts to the police and the girl’s parents.

“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 would send an SMS on emergency number 100, as well as to parents of the girl,” Manisha Mohan, co-developer of SHE said.

The students decided to place the electrical circuit in the bra instead of the underpants after discussions with victims and law enforcement agencies revealed most women were first attacked in the breast area. Pressure sensors woven into the fabric of the clothing trigger the 3800kV electric shocks but the inside of the bra is lined with an insulating polymer to protect the wearer.

Note: the picture above is not the actual anti-rape underwear prototype. But I wish it was. The actual product is still being tweaked but will available for sale next month. 

The students were motivated by the recent rape attacks in their country. The Delhi gang rape of a 23-year-old student in December sparked outrage across the country leading the Indian government to approve harsher punishments for rape. But rape is still a huge issue in India. Last month a Swiss tourist was gang raped while camping and a British tourist jumped off a balcony to escape sexual harassment. If only they had a taser strapped to their boobs….

Via: The Times of India 

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply