A new wearable technology developed by a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology aims to help save people from sexual assault.
The invention is the brainchild of Manisha Mohan who created a sticker that integrates with clothing to respond to signs of assault such as forced disrobing.
The sticker connects via bluetooth to the wearer’s phone and which hosts an accompanying app. The user enters five emergency contacts for the app to contact in case of distress. The app also alerts emergency services for help. (USA Today) As every 98 seconds, a person in the United States is sexually abused and every 16 hours a woman in the United States is murdered by her romantic partner or ex-partner, anything that can staunch this epidemic of violence should be saluted.