Despite various measures and initiatives taken for women’s safety, incidents of harassment and violence against women continue to occur. Many women feel vulnerable while traveling alone, especially during odd hours. They may also hesitate to report such incidents due to fear of retaliation or social stigma. In this context, integrating women’s safety apps with wearable technology can provide a convenient and effective way to enhance their safety. However, developing such apps with wearable technology comes with its own set of challenges. The problem statement is how to create a women’s safety app that can be integrated with wearable technology to provide an immediate response mechanism for women’s safety concerns while addressing issues such as usability, accessibility, and user adoption.
Women’s safety is a major concern in India, particularly in rural areas where women face numerous challenges. To address this issue, the students of the Sri Sai Ram Engineering College student branch propose to launch women’s safety apps integrated with wearable technology in villages in India. The project aims to provide women with a reliable and effective safety solution that can help them in emergencies. The primary objective of the project is to provide women with a safety app that is easy to use, reliable, and effective. The app will be integrated with a smart handbag to provide women with a safety solution that they can wear and use on the go. The app will be designed to help women in emergencies, such as physical assault, harassment, or accidents. The project also aims to raise awareness among women about safety and empower them to take control of their safety.
EPICS in IEEE (Fischer-Mertel Community of Projects) granted this team $800 to complete this project and deploy a prototype in the community.