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Anti-assault Electrified Jacket

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posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 04:10 AM
A new anti-assault device for women wards off potential assailants with an 80,000-volt electric shock.

Dubbed "exo-electric armor," the No-Contact Jacket looks like an ordinary fashionable women's coat. But an inner layer of conductive fiber carries a low-amp charge that delivers a nasty but non-lethal shock to anyone who messes with its wearer.

"It's kind of like sticking your finger in a wall socket," said Adam Whiton, one of its designers. "It hurts. If someone tries to grab you from behind, they get the full, hefty shock out of it. That's really painful."

Designed by Whiton, an industrial designer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yolita Nugent, head designer at Advanced Research Apparel, the jacket is intended to be an alternative to handguns, pepper sprays and rape whistles.

A flip of a switch repels would-be attackers.
Unlike weapons and sprays, the jacket can't be grabbed from a woman and used against her. And it's not as lethal as a gun.

"We initially thought the idea was a little extreme," said Whiton. "But we got a lot of positive feedback. It defends, it protects and it gives confidence to women. By encasing the whole body in this electric fence, it forms a barrier that people just shouldn't enter into."

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 04:17 AM
What happens if it rains?

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 07:21 AM
I heard of this a few YEARS ago...2IC,my channeled source (not sure if they were making it up) mentioned certain British MI operatives had these suits. It discharged a high voltage to an assailant,after which the capacitors needed to recharge.
The drawback was the wearer caught some of it as well,but it might just save you.

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 03:26 PM
At least it's better then the barbed wire that a women put in her vagina to cut a rapist's dick off.

That was genius.

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 03:30 PM
Cool as hell! I want one to jump into a mosh pit with.

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 04:09 PM
Its a very cool concept If it protects women from violence Its a good thing IMO. But I have to wonder how much this jacket will cost.

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 04:19 PM
I have to wonder what contingency plan there is for an attacker with gloves on? Or what about the use of a stungun/tazer against the person wearing the jacket? I honestly don't think it would take too long for criminals to figure out ways to deal with this kind of device. Only upside to something like this I would think would be using it in conjunction with some form of hand to hand combat, could be a pretty interesting and possibly useful thing.

posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 04:40 PM
It says you have to flip a switch you don't have that much time someone comes up to a woman out of nowhere bam one punch in the face shes out for hours. Or just get some dishwashing rubber gloves. Im thinking big time, get these jackets do something aginst the law and wait fort he police to come and try to arrest you
They will be in for a big "shock"

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