Using only the concepts of physics he learnt in school and a few basic coding skills, a 17-year-old Hyderabad-based high school graduate Siddharth Mandala has designed an ‘ElectroShoe’ for women that will give an assaulter a strong electric shock and also send out an alert message to the nearby police station and family members.
An aspiring tech entrepreneur, Mandala says that using such a product will help a woman thwart rape attempts. The shoe inflicts a 0.1amp “power kick” on the attacker. “All a woman needs to do is ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged.
When the shoe makes contact with an attacker’s body , the attacker will be electrocuted,” he said.
Call for help is automatic. Explaining the concept behind the ElectroShoe, Mandala says, “The shoe was created by using a unique circuit board that uses footsteps to charge itself with the help of a concept called the ‘piezoelectric effect’.The more the user walks, the more energy is stored in the shoe’s rechargeable battery.”
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