Women safety has become one of the major concerns of our nation now a days. Keeping it in his mind, a 17-year-old boy Siddharth Mandala uses concepts of physics and learned a few basic coding skills and designed an 'ElectroShoe' which can be used to electrocute attackers.
This aspiring tech entrepreneur says, This product can help women foil a rape attempt. The shoe inflicts 0.1amp electricity and also sends out an alert for assistance to cops and family members."
Explaining the concept behind the 'ElectroShoe', Mandala says, "The shoe was created 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 generated and stored in a rechargeable battery."
Users only need to make sure that the battery is sufficiently charged and when the shoe comes in contact with the attacker's body, he will electrocuted.
While Mandala has already applied for a patent, Mandala is now looking to test the viability of his product in the real market. "After the patent is obtained, I plan to approach start-up incubators in the city to get a better understanding of how my product will fare in the real market and what changes I have to make to the prototype. I need to focus on the designing of the product in order to make it appealing in a market space."
Mandala said as he was inspired to create the self-defence device for women, post the 2012 Delhi gangrape incident.