Teenagers Invent Gadgets for Women Safety
Bangalore: Many devices are now being invented for the safety of women, from a 'watch' that gives electric shocks to an attacker, paralyses him for a few minutes and takes his pictures, to a gadget that lets off a siren. With the recent Delhi gang rape case and due to the increase in sexual crimes, many individuals are coming up with inventions to protect women, the latest one being a 'robotic sandal' that rings a loud alarm and sets off a recorded voice that asks for help, reported Saira Kurup for TNN.
Four school kids from Thane, Mumbai, have designed a robotic sandal that can set off a siren if the woman wearing it is being attacked. One of the kids, Siddarth Wani, who is in 9th grade, says "We wanted the gadget to be something that women won't forget to carry daily. We thought of lockets and bangles, and then decided to integrate our idea with sandals," as reported by TNN. He said when the sandal, fitted with metal rivets, is hit on the ground twice it triggers a wireless alarm in a small black box which can be carried in a hand-bag. The sandal can also give a light shock to the attacker.
Purshottam Pachpande, an engineer who directed the students, Siddarth, Chinmay Jadhav, Chinmay Marathe and Shambhavi Joshi, at Children Tech Centre in Thane, said "They plan to attach bluetooth to the sandal which would automatically send SOS messages to pre-set contact numbers."
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