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Wearable sensor created to detect, thwart rape bid

Jul 31, 2017, 7:58 AM EDT
(Source: Bill Strain/flickr)
(Source: Bill Strain/flickr)

Manisha Mohan, an Indian-origin research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S., has devised a wearable sensor that detects sexual assault in real time and sends distress signals to the victim’s relatives, friends and people around.

The sensor, which sticks to any piece of clothing, has been programmed to identify when an individual is being forcefully disrobed, after which it emits loud alerts in addition to sending message to predefined numbers, writes Business Standard.

The sensor works in two modes active and passive to respond to both the situations, when the victim is conscious or when she is unconscious, notes India Times.

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