Compelling need for innovation
Violence against women is one of the most widespread of human rights abuses. One of every three women worldwide will be physically or otherwise abused during her lifetime. The condition of women in India has always been a matter of grave concern. Although it was a most heinous case of cruelty, it is ironical to note that such incidents are not actually rare in own country. There are several cases happening everyday not only in India but all over the world, especially when women travel alone. In order to avoid it we have introduced a device that keeps the molester and thieves away from women.there is no device today that will give timely and instant relief for women.
Our innovation is “Anti molestation device for women”. It completely addresses the problem. It is a Self-protective device for women that gives an electric shock to potential molesters. As alarm and a call to police station may not be successful all the time(tower problem,internet connectivity), we have designed this hand-held device which can be fixed in our mobile case. The device electrifies when it is contacted with a person. When the assailant grabs the victim, the electric shock immobilizes them and gives the victim enough time to get away. The circuit consists of the battery, and the LED for indication, transistor for voltage regulation purpose, and a step up transformer and the voltage stabilizing unit is used and output is given to the conducting material. The output ampere rating is about 35mA which helps to keep the molester and thieves away from the victim. As it rates only 35mA it is not hazardous to any life.
The end user will be benefited by using this device when they travel alone to escape from the molester easily. In future enhancement in addition to the electric shock we may also add alarm and a call to the nearby police station when the device is shaken vigorously. When they try to attack, then can make use of this device. If they push the device and if it tends to fall down then an alert message may be sent to the police station and an alarm rings which helps the victim to escape.
We have successfully implemented the part of this idea that is electric shock when kept in contact with a person(molester and or thief). Yet to implement alarm and signal to police station(future enhancement). This device is fitted in the mobile pouch. Present budget is less than ₹400 and with future enhancement its budget will be less than ₹700 to ₹800.We exhibited our innovation in Open house exhibition at kongu engineering college at selected as Top 5 Projects of Open house exhibition 2016.