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  Life   Health  19 Jan 2017  German invents safe 'alarmed underwear' to prevent women from getting raped

German invents safe 'alarmed underwear' to prevent women from getting raped

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 19, 2017, 4:20 pm IST
Updated : Jan 19, 2017, 4:31 pm IST

The shorts are designed to trigger a 130 db siren when touched by anybody looking to harm a woman

The shots are made from cut-resistant material which makes it impossible to tear. (Photo: AFP)
 The shots are made from cut-resistant material which makes it impossible to tear. (Photo: AFP)

The rise in number of rapes happening across the world has increased significantly and now safety is the need of the hour. A German, Sandra Seilz has taken the first step towards helping protect women from unwanted sexual advances with underwear that has an alarm.

According to a report in the Mirror, the ‘safe shorts’ are fitted with a combination lock that triggers a 130 db siren if tampered. The demand of the shorts peaked recently after they were sold online because of the 22 rapes reported in Germany recently. The pants are designed in a way to protect the woman from being raped with cut-resistant material that makes it impossible to tear. The shorts will ring as soon as an attempt is made to cut it and is priced at 100 Euros.

There are several other devices like small alarm systems fitted on handbags to help women send out an alarm.

Tags: safety shorts, alarm shorts, shorts to prevent rape