Anti-rape device takes concrete shape
The makers of the first-of-its-kind device share their unique design exclusively with Young Hans readers Yuvraj Akula Three Electrical &...
The makers of the first-of-its-kind device share their unique design exclusively with Young Hans readers Yuvraj Akula Three Electrical & Communication Engineering students of Jyothishmathi College of Engineering & Technology in Hyderabad have successfully completed the design of 'Nirbhaya Jyothi,' an anti-rape device, the first of its kind in the country. The preliminary details of the project were first published in Young Hans. "Three days after the brutal attack on Nirbhaya, the Delhi gang rape victim, I had decided to make a device that would stop sexual assault on women. Within no time, I came up with the block diagram of the device," says Rajkumar Dubey, Project leader. The anti-rape weapon uses a wireless control system equipped with an electric weapon and a radio receiver. The device uses a three-step wireless alarm which is set up in the police control room. The device can be activated when a girl senses trouble. Using radio waves, the device sends the distress signals, thus alerting the police control room. It is attached to a spy camera that captures the footage and sends it via radio waves to the police control room. The device uses embedded technology. The size of the device can be reduced using Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) design, says the Project Leader. "Initially we didn't receive support from anyone, but later our faculty members guided us. We spent Rs 15,000 making this device. Now we plan to approach companies to take over the project, so that it can be modified into smaller and more compact device, says Steffina Princy, member of the project.