undercover colors

There are far too many reported cases of women being assaulted after their drinks have been spiked with what’s commonly known as date rape drugs. Unfortunately women have to keep an eye out for such predators when enjoying a night now to ensure their own safety. ”Undercover Colors” aims to wage war on these drugs as it allows women to discreetly check if their drink has been spiked. Its a nail polish that will change color if it comes into contact with Xanax, GHB and Rohypnol, common date rape drugs.

Undercover Colors is a project by three North Carolina State University students. They have been working on this for over a year now. Ankesh Madan, Stephan Gray, Tasso Von Windheim, and Tyler Confrey-Maloney won the Lulu eGames contest earlier this year and were able to raise $100,000 to get Undercover Colors off the ground.

The concept behind this project is very simple. It eliminates the need to carry around devices that can detect presence of drugs in a drink, those are already widely available in the market. Women who’re going out for the night simply need to put on this nail polish and if they happen to find themselves in a situation where they have to be sure of what they’re about to drink, they can easily and discreetly stir the drink with a finger to find out if its clean or not.

At this point in time the team behind Undercover Colors has not released any photos of the nail polish but it does promise that a media push will be kicked off in the near future.

We recently covered a nifty little device called pd.id, it can also determine whether or not a drink has been spiked.

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