Wearable safety adhesive can detect an assault

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A university student in India has invented Intrepid, an adhesive device that can detect assault when the user is unable to defend themselves. Intrepid, a small, slim and stick-on device can be attached to any item of clothing, or even a handbag. Manisha Mohan, a grad student at MIT’s Living Mobile lab created the device after experiencing safety issues herself when studying late in India. Compelled to want her independence, she penned this innovation, which is made up of two conductive elements, a non-conductive strip and hydrogel which is an adhesive. The device can be washed, as long as the mechanical part…

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