Students of an engineering college in Moradabad have claimed to have invented a sandal-drone security system equipped with GPS -- keeping in mind the safety of women.
They named their project as 'flying cop and women defence system'.
The invention works on electric shock and GPS technology to send a distress signal and trigger a drone movement.
While speaking to ANI, one of the students said, "In India, rape and sexual assaults are a big problem. Hence we have made use of a sandal and drone to create a safety system. The sandal is equipped with a panic button which can be triggered with a mild press during the time of need. With the press of that button, the sandal will generate a shock system which she can use to hit her assaulter."
He also explained how it will be connected with the drone and nearby police station. "It will send the location of the girl to her family and police with a message. It will also send a signal to a specially designed drone, Once a distress signal is sent a drone will fly towards the user using the GPS, it will sound an alarm so people who are nearby can come forward to help. The drone will also record video that will help police in their investigation later on."
The professor, under whose guidance the students have completed this project, said that the college was planning to patent it and the prototypes would be given to some girls for the use.
The team is also planning to convert this new technology into a product for the market.
(With inputs from ANI)