'Anti-Rape' Underwear Shocks Attacker; How The New Device Can Protect Indian Women [PHOTOS]

By Staff Reporter on April 3, 2013 12:04 PM EDT

A new anti-rape underwear has been created by a team of Indian engineering students in response to the disturbing series of rapes that occurred in recent months.

Manisha Mohan, a member of the development team, explained the importance of the product:

"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.

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"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.'"

The anti-rape underwear is remarkably sophisticated. According to the team of engineers, the underwear is equipped with a number of safety devices that is intended to protect the victim and to hurt the attacker.

Manisha is a student of Aeronautical Engineering, while Niladri and Rimpi are students of Instrumentation & Control Engineering, at SRM University, Chennai. [Photo: Techpedia]
Manisha is a student of Aeronautical Engineering, while Niladri and Rimpi are students of Instrumentation & Control Engineering, at SRM University, Chennai. [Photo: Techpedia]

The underwear is capable of sending a strong 3.800 kilovolt shock to any attacker. After disabling the attacker with the high voltage shock, the underwear will also trigger a text message distress signal to police or family members. Finally, a GPS device will inform authorities of the victim's location.

How does the anti-rape system work?

Pressure sensors are sewn into the fabric of the garment. Upon the detection of excessive force, the sensors will release a powerful shock. A total of 82 electric shocks can be delivered, more than enough to stop an attacker.

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," explained Manisha Mohan. "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 details of the device were published on an Indian technology website called Techpedia. The gallery reveals an electric shock circuit board that is located near a woman's bosom. The placement was based on the high likelihood of an attacker to grab a woman's breast in sexual assault.

electric shock circuit board
electric shock circuit board

Be sure to learn more about the anti-rape underwear at Techpedia.

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