Almost two years ago, a horrifying gang rape and murder took place on a bus in New Delhi that left many people shocked and saddened. Tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, urging the government to act.
Many people voted for new anti rape legislation. Eventually it happened but that wasn’t enough for Manisha Mohan. Mohan is an engineer student who wanted to design a powerful and effective way to stop rape, not just pepper spray or martial arts. She came up with the idea of a bra that shocks the predator attacking the victim.
The bra is called Society Harnessing Equipment, or SHE for short. The bra contains a pressure sensor connected to an electric circuit that generates a shock of 3,800 kilovolts, which is severe enough to stun an attacker and severely burn his hand.
“It won’t be enough to immobilize the assailant or potential rapist,” Mohan says, “but that gives enough time for back up.”
The moment its pressure sensors are activated, the bra’s built – in GPS alerts the police and the victim’s parents to the location where the attack is taking place.
Do you think this bra will be an effective way of stopping rape?