Indian engineers invent 'anti-rape' underwear

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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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Very interesting indeed. What if the undergarment malfunctions even if someone brushes you off in traffic? Pretty bold move but I'm sure the company would sell a fair amount to begin with. The underwear gives attackers electric shocks and automatically texts police for help. Talk about high tech electrifying experience/deterrent
I guess its better than something to deter the attackers. I'm just not sure how effective it would be despite the claims. It really bottoms down to the system in a society. I wonder how this would affect the judicial system during a trial if someone is convicted truely/falsely. Your thoughts/comments/opinions/viewpoints/pros & cons please.


Anti-rape underwear which delivers a 3,800 kilovolt shock to any would-be attacker has been created by a team of Indian engineering students.
After disabling the assailant, the undergarment has been designed to automatically send a text message to police or family members containing the GPS location of the attempted crime.
Pressure sensors on the garment, sewn in around the bust area, detect unwanted force and trigger the powerful shock. It can deliver up to 82 electric shocks, more than enough to disable any attacker.

'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 clothing is fitted with an electronic sensor around the bra area which delivers the powerful shock when activated
Details of the device, which were published on the Indian technology website Techpedia, show how the electric shock circuit board, is 'placed near the bosom' after a survey found that attackers usually grab a woman in that area as they initiate a rape attack.

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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 07:56 AM
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I'd think it'd shock the person getting attacked as well as the perp. Regardless, give them credit for trying.
This reminds me of the S.A. anti-rape device.www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:01 AM
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I may be wrong but wouldn't this device work better if say it shocked an attacker if he tried to pull your drawers off rather than working in the bra area? Many women are raped without the upper areas of clothing ever being dislodged at all. Also, I wonder if you would get electrocuted if you fell into the water or got caught in a heavy rain. Personally I think I'd rather wear a chastity belt- I don't think most rapists carry bolt cutters or a blow torch around with them!



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Thats a good idea but a bit too much to be wearing around. However from the shape and looks of it, I'm not too sure if its really applicable to all. Especially if they're virgin.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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I think it was better in the good old days with the cast iron underwear men gave to their women.

I can not wait to hear about men in prison wearing them in the showers (Feel free to drop that soap lads), or like one of those telemarketing bid shows where they present the outfit and test it on air. Ahh the possible good uses


Edit: Also I think this is a bad idea. Electric stuff+ water= fried chicken. Plus India is quite a wet place.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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Hya

This maybe a deterrent from s/africa

www.snopes.com...

(can a kind ATS member please embed the pic I am a DUH when it comes to that)



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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India is working on this sort of thing quite a bit...

A professor at Tel Aviv University created a Date Rape Drug detection straw.

Kudos to those trying hard to find solutions



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Great.......My wife is definitely going to want some of those.
She will be wearing them every night.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
Great.......My wife is definitely going to want some of those.
She will be wearing them every night.
You can say it with a pride that you have a very 'electrifying married life'



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:22 AM
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Seems like having a cellphone would be better. If it looks like a rape is going to happen, push something on the phone in a certain order, like 911.

As with anything, there'll probably be false or mistaken calls for emergency.

Some things are just hard to prevent. How can we prevent war, for example? There're things that we can do, but at some point, things just aren't predictable and/or not enforceable.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:22 AM
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This is whats know in the S&M world as a KTB and it is very effective



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by nomickeyshere
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This is whats know in the S&M world as a KTB and it is very effective
Downside to this particular tech if you realize is negligence by the law enforcement agencies upto certain extent due to false alarms (traffic brushings, shortage or perhaps surge in power???, dont like the boyfriend/husband?, riding motorcycle as a passenger? etc etc) unless there is a backup measure of 'stand by or sleep' mode.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by hp1229

Anti-rape underwear which delivers a 3,800 kilovolt shock to any would-be attacker has been created by a team of Indian engineering students.
3,800 kilovolts is 3.8 million volts, and let me just say it would take a lot of insulation to protect the wearer from 3.8 million volts.

Air has a dielectric strength of about 3 million volts per meter, so 3.8 million volts can jump across more than a meter of air. Here's a graphic illustration of something along those lines:

wonderfulthingsdaily.blogspot.com...


If it really does generate 3.8 million volts, it may not be too safe for the wearer. I'm a little skeptical about the accuracy of that figure, however.


Originally posted by kimish
I'd think it'd shock the person getting attacked as well as the perp.
You may have a point there.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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Could it be a typo on the part of the publisher/reporter on the voltage ?



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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I think a simpler, cheaper method could be achieved with makeup and false teeth.

Results may vary.














posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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Its a great bit of kit but totally impractical.

The real problem is the attitude of men to women.

The current trial of the gang rape case in Delhi is a secret trial with no reporting allowed by the media. In this case what is particularly relevant is the reason why they attacked the student. The defendants "wanted to teach her a lesson". Because the trial is secret we will never know.

Also the chief attacker apparently committed suicide in prison.

Typically it is India trying to brush "the problem" under the carpet.

Just a reminder of this dreadful case www.ndtv.com...



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 03:47 PM
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and to think a simple "no" should suffice...



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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I should... sadly it isn't the case.

I was looking for chastity belts, can't find any locally



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 11:04 PM
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I invented this years ago

It's a set of panties with Dick Cheeny Playing Baseball on the front and Donald Rumsfield nude on the back



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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reply to post by flyingfish
 
Well only if its 'drunk proof'
Most of the convicted consumed alcohol before committing the crime.

A small beer drinkers joke.
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They both look at the far end of the bar, in the direction of an unattractive woman who came in a while back.

The first fellow looks back at the second fellow and says, "Ya know, that woman is looking better and better, isn't she?"

The second fellow takes another look at the woman, then looks back at his friend and says, "well, I guess what they say is true, then, eh?"

The first fellow asks, "Well, what DO they say?" The second fellow answers, "Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder!"
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