Manisha Mohan, a 20-year-old student at SRM University in Chennai, developed an undergarment called the "Society Harnessing Equipment," or SHE, with two of her friends in response to the December gang rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi.
The white nightgown's bra area is lined with pressure sensors calibrated to differentiate between more violent actions like squeezing, pinching or grabbing as opposed to say, hugging. Women can switch the garment on when they feel they might be unsafe. If the pressure sensor is activated, SHE sends a 3800kv electric shock through the garment, up to 82 times. The wearer is insulated from the shock by a polymer lining on the inner side.
It's also designed to alert others of the danger by sending a text message to a family member or friend and to the police with the wearer's GPS location.
The team is still working out a few kinks, like figuring out how to make it machine washable, and Mohan told the BBC they'd like to make the electronics smaller and link them to a smartphone app through Bluetooth.
"My vision is to see every women [sic] walking confidently on the streets in all parts of the world, even at odd hours," Mohan told the BBC.
I think the author means 3.8 kV. 3800 kV is 3.8 million volts which would pierce quite easily the insulating layer under the garment. Not to mention throw an arc about three feet long.
Or perhaps 38kv which i believe is in the range of many tazers.
The wearer best remember to take their umbrella during rain.
I had to say wearer, since a lot of genders tend to wear bras now a days, lol.
If women could shoot 3 foot lightning bolts from their chests, they would take over the human race.
Should be a popular option for many but should be worn in panties not bras and triggered not by squeezing etc but by attempted 'unauthorized' removal of the panties using a magnetic sensor.
Imagine their shock!
Of course, if you forget when going to the bathroom then uh oh.
Are any of those who have commented women?
So it's come to this.
If if some people during love making actually like the voltage, ..... lol... snort.
Baaaa ZAP! oH YEA baby, that was so GOOD, .....lol.
So I take it that this won't be coming in an edible version. Progress waits on such things.
On Topic: This is not defense. My daughter breaking your elbow or knee or sticking her thumb in your eye is defense. And all three in less than three seconds would get her a new car from Dad. That's defense. Not going to places she shouldn't be is defense. Depending on ANYONE else in a real physical danger scenario is not defense. From what I can see, women in India seem to just put up with this bs. Without world focus of the last two years on India's weakass punk male population; they'd still be putting up with it.
Defend your life if it is of value to you, ladies. Or don't. No phone will save you when it's time to do it. Depend on something like this, and you might find that a rapist in a hurry won't touch the thing at all. And can easily be gone in any reasonable response time.
3800kv should mean 3.8 kV. Moreover, such garments with inner polymer lining should be mass produced to bring down cost of fabric. Really good option for all women across the world