Friday, August 22, 2014

Yasmine Mustafa's Roar

Yasmine Mustafa is the head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Girl Develop It program and has recently designed a new form of wearable technology to be worn by women who want to feel self assured and empowered everywhere they go. Inspired by Katy Perry’s “Roar” and the confidence it gave her, she has called her mobile gadget Roar. Mustafa is one member of a team of five currently working on a version of the small mobile device that works as a flashing light and a high pitched alarm in the event of an attack. The Roar wearable technology is a small and lightweight module that is about the size of a quarter and can be attached to nearly anything, from clothing to shoes, from handbags to jewellery, or even to a Smartphone. Button activated not only will a light and alarm sound but a text message with a link to the location of the wearer is also automatically sent to the people who have been pre-programmed into her contact list. According to Mustafa the device can also activate a call to 911 emergency services.

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