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pd.id is a date rape drug detecting lab in your pocket

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Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, pd.id is a small kit that enables anyone to check if their drink has been spiked.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where women — and even men — feel more comfortable on a night out if they carry some form of protection against sexual assault. We recently wrote about Guardian Angel, the jewelry that sends a fake call to wearers’ smartphones to help them get out of uncomfortable situations. Now pd.id is a small kit that enables anyone to check if their drink has been spiked.

Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, the device is a discrete finger-sized probe that can fit into a purse or pocket. The stick can be placed into any beverage in order to determine if it’s been tampered with. A sample is collected in a small reservoir and a sensor then analyzes three qualities of the drink in order to identify it’s makeup — light, electrical current and temperature. Utilizing methods used by the US DEA, the device can determine the molecular constitution of the drink in a few seconds. Users can either check the built-in LEDs — which flash green for all clear and red for tampered — or the pd.id app to find out more about what’s in their drink, even down to the exact drug.

Watch the video to learn more about how pd.id works:

pd.id could help stop people of any age or gender from becoming the victim of a date rape by giving them the tools to check what’s in their drink. Backers can pre-order the device for USD 100 through Indiegogo until 29 August. Are there ways to catch those who use date rape drugs to commit sexual assault before they attack?

Indiegogo: www.igg.me/at/pdid

Website: www.pd-id.com

Contact: www.twitter.com/personaldrinkid

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