Abstract: Women empowerment brings equality for women in all aspects of life. But still 35% of women experience sexual or physical violence across the world. To bring down this value, many devices are designed to send emergency messages when the alert button on the device is triggered which becomes impossible during many situations. This proposal aims to develop a portable system that triggers automatically on the type of touch of the intruder. The method uses an Arduino board and a GSM modem forming the user-friendly, automatic, portable and a light weight pendant. The users fabric attached with silver plated nylon act as the triggering element. When a person touches the fabric, Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing (SFCS) distinguishes the intruders touch of forceful grab from our loved ones normal sense of touch. Once the nature of grab sense is detected, the pendant makes multiple calls to the mobile phone numbers that are previously configured. Results show that the proposed method provides a simple and an effective security mechanism for women to safeguard themselves from intruders.
A. Babu Karuppiah, R. RajaRaja, N. Shiny Ponmani and C. S. Meenakshi, 2016. An Enhanced and Secured Wireless Environment using Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 3545-3550.