Apr 18

New Wristband Can Detect “Date Rape” Drug

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This is Xantus, a new tester bracelet and secret weapon for potential victims.

It was invented by a student, Kim Eisenmann, after her friend fell was assaulted — and she’s determined to help put a stop to “date rape.”

The recyclable wristband offers three main functions. Preventative protection, because offenders will be deterred from slipping something in your drink if you’re wearing it. It’s a reminder, because every time you take a glance down, it will remind you to be careful and aware. Finally, it actually detects the most common “date rape” drug, GHB. The Xantus wristband is also also party friendly, because it’s impossible to forget it when you have it secured on your arm.

Common “date rape” drugs like GHB or Rohypnol are colorless, tasteless, and until virtually impossible to detect before feeling the side effects. In a matter of minutes, you can go from feeling completely fine to completely blacked out. This is why the Xantus bracelet is such an important development to fight against devious encounters.

The Xantus website describes easy-to-use instructions:

Attach bracelet to wrist
Stir the drink
Dab liquid onto a test area
Wait 2 minutes
In blue – K.O. Drop (GHB) in the drink

More info here.

H/T: The Times UK