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NC State Students Bring New Meaning to Date Rape Prevention

Statistics show that about one out of every four to five women who attend college are victims of a sexual assault. This is a very surprising statistic that also is very frightening for parents that are sending their young women off to college. The fact is that sexual assault on college campuses is on the rise. Still, colleges across the country try to cover up the rising statistic. Four North Carolina State University students were aware of this growing problem and decided to address this problem with their invention Undercover Colors.

Undercover Colors
Four engineering students from North Carolina State University got together and invented Undercover Colors (@UndercoverColor). This is a welcomed product that addresses, the date rate problem that is very prevalent at some college campuses across the country. More college age girls than you imagine complain that someone spiked their drink at a party or social gathering with a date rape drug. The drug is almost impossible to detect, after it is placed in their drink. Undercover color is a nail polish that changes color, if it detects the presence of drugs or more specifically the date rape drug. Ankesh Madan, is one of the college students that invented the Undercover Colors product. He stated that their goal was to empower women with a way to protect themselves.

The Solution
Madan and his fellow inventors were astounded at the amount of crimes that were against women. The young inventors started discussing a pressing problem on campuses across the country and their conversation turned to date rape drugs. They decided to come up with a solution to protect women from the drug. A solution that would easily fit in with the lifestyle of women. They decided on creating a nail polish that easily detected the date rape drug in drinks. The woman wearing the polish simply dips her fingernail with the polish into a drink. In a few seconds the polish will identify the presence of a date rape drug by changing color.

Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Tasso von Windheim are the inventors of Undercover Colors a wearable nail polish that quickly detects the presence of a date rape drug in a drink.