Following the violent gang-rape of a New Delhi woman last year that made international headlines, engineering students in India have created anti-rape underwear that they say will prevent sexual assault.
Called Society Harnessing Equipment, or SHE, the device will deliver up to 82 electric shocks of 3,800 kV to an attacker, according to The Times of India. To prevent the wearer from being shocked, SHE's inner side is "insulated with a polymer," according to creators Niladri Basu, Manisha Mohan and Rimpi Tripathy, students at SRM University, Chennai.
The device is also equipped with GPS that can deliver alerts to police and the victim's parents.
"Lawmakers take ages to come up with just laws and even after that, women are unsafe," said Mohan and Tripathy. "Hence, we have initiated the idea of self-defense, which protects the women from domestic, social and workplace harassment."
They added that they plan to incorporate Bluetooth into SHE, so "stress messages" can be sent instantly.
Do you think this anti-rape underwear would be effective in preventing sexual assault? Maybe.