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
India Students Invent Anti-Rape Lingerie
File image; not the electrified kind.   (Shutterstock)

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. (More India stories.)

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