A boy from Gujarat invents new rape prevention device

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Ahmedabad, Oct 30: Not even a single day passes without the news of a rape incident in India. If one goes by the latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), every day 93 women are being raped in the country.

A Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) analysis of reported rape cases between 2001 and 2013 shows that over two rapes every hour took place every day during the last 13 years.

To save women from the sexual harassment, many devices have been invented and designed. Gone are the days for pepper spray, now there are anti-rape jeans, anti-molestation jacket, smartphone applications, anti-molestation wrist watch are there in the market. But soon , there will be a new device.

A third-year computer engineering student, Nandan Shah who is Nadiad-based has invented a wrist band which will be a new device to counter such situations.

As per a TOI report, "Inspired by Steve Jobs, 20-year-old Shah and two friends have invented four devices - a folding keyboard, smart locking device, rape prevention wrist band and mass-storage device. Shah has applied for four patents in just a year, these are being processed by the patent office of the Government of India."

The rape prevention device, a wrist band, invented by Shah and his friends has sensors which will get activated on the pulse rate if a girl is in danger and can thwart the attacker using chemicals, the report in daily says.

The whole system which works on mechanical passwords has been developed with die cast keys costing just Rs 200.

More and more new devices are being made for rape prevention, but in the end it is the society who has to change to stop such incidents from occurring.

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