Jun 29, 2014 at 10:21am IST
There is not a single week that goes by without the news of a horrifying rape case in some part of the country. After the horror of December 2012 when a girl was gang raped in a moving bus in the heart of Delhi, the youth decided to protest against this shameful act and stood in unison, braving water cannons outside the Rashtrapati Bhawan. This incident was a wake-up call for the whole of India and women’s rights soon became a matter of concern, especially in Delhi, the capital of India that doesn’t have the best reputation for women safety.
While the sale of pepper sprays shot up among women, there was no respite from rape cases in the country. According to the government figures, a rape occurs every 22 minutes in India. A few young Indians came up with creative inventions against molestation and rapes that had never been seen before. Recently two girls designed anti-rape jeans to fight this crime after two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree in Badaun. Here’s a list of five Indian inventions to curb rapes.
Anti-rape jeans: Diksha Pathak, 21, and Anjali Srivastava, 23, belong to Varanasi and have designed a line of anti-rape jeans that send a distress signal to local police who can then locate the victim easily. There is a specially installed tracker in the jeans and almost 200 police stations in the area have already been equipped to receive the alarm signals from the jeans when activated.
Anti-rape underwear: Three Indian students Manisha Mohan, Niladri Basu Bal, and Rimpi Tripathi of SRM engineering university created a technology called the Social Harnessing Equipment (SHE). The students created lingerie that shocks. This lingerie is a system of sensors with an electronic shock circuit board attached to it. The device has the power to shock an attacker 82 times thorugh a 110 volts electric discharge and has a GPS monitoring system to send texts to alert parents and the police.
Anti-molestation wrist watch: An Indian school boy from Delhi invented an anti-molestation device that can be worn like a wrist watch. This device delivers an electric shock the moment it touches the attacker’s skin. 16-year-old Manu Chopra wanted to use science to provide safety to women on the streets. It took him six days to make the device and he says that it gets activated when it records a significant rise in nerve speed and pulse rate of the victim. It has an in-built camera as well.
Smartphone applications: Three entrepreneurs in Delhi created a mobile application that can convert a smartphone into an anti-rape device. Saurabh Moody, Tarun Samvedi and Manuj Porwal have developed SuspectsRegistry, a mobile application that sends instant panic alert to three close friends, records the audio, reports and publishes pictures of the attacker on Facebook, and locates the victim using GPS technology in real time! This app is only available on the Android platform for now.
Anti-molestation jacket: Nishant Priya and Shahzad Ahmed, students of National Institute of Fashion Technology designed the ‘anti-molesation’ jacket, available in acrylic and denim. This jacket sends shock waves on detecting unwanted advances. Created on the concept of stun gun, the coat in button-activated and discharges 110 V of electricity to knock out the attacker. The assaulter is rendered immobile for at least 10-15 minutes which gives the victim enough time to escape.
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