As the number of rape cases in India reaches a staggering 4 cases per hour , more and more wearables intended to help women swiftly emerge. But are they a realistic solution, especially since they require extra financial resources to access them? The Indian government doesn’t think so and is now asking phone manufacturers to include panic buttons on every device they sell here in order to help women get the help they need #mobilemagic
From 2017, phone makers will have to think of dedicated keys with a direct link to emergency services on their devices. When it comes to smartphones, companies will have to integrate this feature on their UI. It should be the quickest way to ask for help, without having women borrow money to secure their own safety.
In two years’ time, all phones sold in india will have to feature GPS in order to helps authorities find the people needing help faster. On smartphones, this shouldn’t be a problem, with various apps already offering such functionalities.