Indian engineers invent ‘anti-rape’ underwear which gives attackers electric shocks and automatically texts police for help

Indian engineers invent ‘anti-rape’ underwear which gives attackers electric  shocks and automatically texts police for help

  • The clothing sends a text message to police  with GPS location
  • Pressure sensors sewn into bust area  designed to detect unwanted force
  • The garment is capable of delivering up to  82 electric shocks

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:11:31 GMT, 3 April  2013| UPDATED:19:09 GMT,  3 April 2013

Anti-rape underwear which delivers a 3,800  kilovolt shock to any would-be attacker has been created by a team of Indian engineering students.

After disabling the assailant, the  undergarment has been designed to automatically send a text message to police or  family members containing the GPS location of the attempted crime.

Pressure sensors on the garment, sewn in  around the bust area, detect unwanted force and trigger the powerful shock. It  can deliver up to 82 electric shocks, more than enough to disable any  attacker.

Rape-proof: Three Indian engineering students have created underwear which gives any would-be attacker a 3,800 kilovolt shockRape-proof: Three Indian engineering students have  created underwear which gives any would-be attacker a 3,800 kilovolt shock

Manisha Mohan, who helped develop the  product, told The Times of India: ‘The lingerie with global positioning system,  global system for mobile communications and also pressure sensors is capable of  sending shock waves of 3,800 kV as well as alerts to parents and police.

 

‘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 (to the Indian emergency number) as well as to  parents of the girl’.

The clothing is fitted with an electronic sensor around the bra area The clothing is fitted with an electronic sensor around  the bra area which delivers the powerful shock when activated

Details of the device, which were  published  on the Indian technology website Techpedia, show how the  electric shock circuit  board, is ‘placed near the bosom’ after a survey  found that attackers usually  grab a woman in that area as they initiate a rape attack.

Ms  Mohan added: ‘Studying in a convent girls school, we were always taught to be  good to everyone around and bear a cheerful smile.

‘After stepping into the real, cruel world we  realized that our smile could not last for long as the threat to our purity and  integrity always lingered on.

‘Since the law makers take ages to come up  with just laws and even after that, women are unsafe. Hence, we have initiated  the idea of self‐defense which protects the women from domestic, social and  workplace harassment.’

India has seen a spate of rapes in recent  months including the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old physiotherapy  student who later died.

That case sparked huge protests and  widespread condemnation of the government and judiciary for their failure to  protect women.

Rimpi Tripathy
Manisha Mohan

Creators: Indian engineering student Rimpi Tripathy  (left) and Manisha Mohan (right) were part of the design team that created the  unusual clothing

Last month a Swiss Woman was attacked and a  British tourist told how she was forced to jump out of her hotel window when a  man attempted to attack her.

The surge in violence against women is  believed to be having a serious effect on the country’s tourism  industry.

A recent study found that that in the last  three months, the number of foreigners travelling to India has fallen by 25 per  cent with the number of female tourists down by 35 per cent.

 

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The undergarment, which was designed by a team of students in India, also sends a text message to police or family members containing the GPS location of the attempted crime.

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