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Team Saffron enters the home stretch in competition for Women’s Safety XPRIZE
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Students representing the Global Innovation Exchange are nearing the finish line in a competition to create wearable sensors that can send wireless alerts in threatening situations — even if the person wearing the sensor is bound and gagged. The $1 million Naveen & Anu Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE — backed by Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain and his wife, Anu Jain — focuses on the issues of sexual harassment and violence against women. Studies show that one out of three women across the globe face the threat of violence in their lifetime. But the problem is much worse in India, where Naveen Jain… Read More read more
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