Smart jewelry designed to protect women from sexual assault
A new accessory developed by a startup in the United States aims to prevent sexual assaults and attacks to women worldwide. Named ‘Athena’, this wearable device is the size of a coin and can be used on the belt, clothing or even as a necklace. When the button on it is pressed, the discreet device emits a loud alarm and sends text messages with the user’s location to their emergency contacts.
The product has started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and has already raised almost 5 times its initial goal of $ 40,000 with still 18 days to go.