- Diarata N'Diaye, a 34-year-old woman, has created an electronic bracelet that looks out for women and protects them against sexual violence
- Whenever there is impending violence, the bracelet sends a signal out using GPS in order to call for help
- Connected to a smartphone, the app has been downloaded thousands of times on the Google App store
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A 34-year-old brilliant woman, Diarata N’Diaye, has contributed greatly to the fight against sexual violence by creating a bracelet called App-elle that will send out an alert if a woman is in trouble.
The electronic bracelet sends out a signal for nearby help through sound recording technology that gets help from relatives using GPS, How Africa reports.
Briefly.co.za learned that the bracelet is connected to an application on the phone. The creative piece has gotten finance of €30k (R583k) for 2k bracelets from Pays de la Loire Region.
”Just press a small button on the bracelet. The alert then allows three contacts, previously defined, to hear live what happens. They also receive the real-time GPS route, which will allow them to immediately alert rescue personnel with accurate information,” she explained how the app works.
Also worthy of note is that the app has been downloaded 5,6k times with on average 800 uses every month. Diarata said that the app is even more useful for women with abusive partners.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a graduate of the University of Lagos, Abiodun Abraham, made a great input towards the fight against coronavirus in the country.
The creative man constructed a disinfectant tunnel that cleans any residue of bacteria and viruses off whoever passes through it.
This kind of machine will go a long way in ensuring personal hygiene in public places as life eases back to normal and activities become full-blown.
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