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A wristband which sends an alert if the wearer is being sexually assaulted or harassed on a night out has been developed by a student.
Design student Beatriz Carvalho, 21, invented the discreet band and accompanying app which alerts friends and nightclub staff if a person feels they are in danger.
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If the wearer finds themselves in an uncomfortable situation, they can tap the wristband to trigger the alert through the app.
A double tap will make the wristband light up and send a second alarm to bar and nightclub staff.
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After suffering from an incident where she was harassed as a teenager, Ms Carvalho wanted to help potential victims and 'educate perpetrators'.
The Edinburgh Napier product design student came up with the idea for her fourth year project with the aim to help keep its wearer safe.
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The wristband can be linked to the Lux app which friends can join before going on a night out.
'It's there to identify behaviour that is going too far and to help educate the perpetrator that this sort of thing isn't acceptable,' said Ms Carvalho.
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'It's important that people who do potentially harass and step over the line learn to not do this sort of thing again - that's really the only way that things will improve.'
The product has been a personal project of Ms Carvalho since she experienced harassment at school.
Incident - Today
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