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GPS knickers send electric shock to rapists and mums and dads

by | 2nd, April 2013

GPS knickers

GOOD new for women in Chennai, India, who have their knickers stolen to order by perverts. Scientists have placed GPS tracking devices in lingerie. Manisha Mohan, co-developer of Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE), says her gadget has other uses:

“The lingerie, laced with modules of global positioning system (GPS), global system for mobile communications (GSM) and also pressure sensors, is capable of sending shock waves of 3,800 kV as well as alerts to the girl’s parents and police.”

Touch her knickers and get a shock. And if she touches, them, say, to got to the toilet, she also gets a shock. Great idea, Mohan. But why no camera? She adds:

“The shocks can be emitted up to 82 times.”


“[Women get] freedom from situations faced in bus, public places. A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors are activated, and the GPS and GSM modules would send a SMS on emergency number 100, as well as to parents of the girl.”.

If you want to turn your daughter into a walking game of Operation, you can contact Mohan, an engineering student of Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University in Chennai, or one of her co-inventors Rimpi Tripathi and Niladri Basu Bal.

Says Mohan:

“I have approached a friend of mine in National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to help me find the right kind of fabric for the product so that it can be a washable one.”

Just use stainless steel and a massive key. If it was good enough for your mother, it’s good enough for the kids.

Mohan then explains her inspiration:

“After the Delhi gang rape incident, and the rape of a Bangalore BPO worker, I felt women are being tortured in the name of safety. Henceforth, we decided to come up with something innovative which helps women protect themselves besides not being abandoned in the name of safety.”

Nothing screams anti-torture and freedom like electrified knickers. Maybe Mohan can tinker with her frilly emancipator to make it child sized. Any kid who wet themselves will get a shock. It’s progress. Or else!

Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink