India Students Invent Anti-Rape Lingerie
It's electrified, will shock assailants and notify authorities
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 2:34 PM CDT
File image; not the electrified kind.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Now this is an ingenious invention: Indian engineering students have come up with anti-rape lingerie. It's not only electrified and can shock a person as many as 82 times; it is also equipped with communications software so it can alert authorities, and GPS so authorities can locate the victim, reports Raw Story via the Times of India. Thanks to an electric shock circuit board, located near the breasts, "the lingerie ... is capable of sending shock waves of 3,800 kV," says one of the developers.

"A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated," she adds. Developers, who wanted to do something to combat India's brutal rapes, call the underwear "Society Harnessing Equipment." Now they just have to figure out what type of fabric to use, so the underwear can be washed.

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Apr 6, 2013 8:46 PM CDT
A pistol or can of Mace works really well, too. And you don't have to figure out how to wash them. Besides, the breasts aren't usually what a rapist is interested in! I think the target area is a bit lower down.
Apr 5, 2013 10:48 AM CDT
Americans have anti-rape devices: smith & wesson, glock, etc
Apr 4, 2013 6:33 PM CDT
I've got a great idea! A woman should be able to maintain her dignity despite the larger phjysical stature of her attacker. Even better would be to install some kind of device in the brassiere that would allow her to selectively engage a threatening individual, which would, for example, negate the fact that some individuals don't respond as positively to electrical shocks. I'm thinking the best way to do this isn't electrical, but rather, kinetic. What's better, is that a system like this could be installed on any bra, or for that matter, along the waistband of a set of panties.