Welcome to the future of date rape prevention. Meet the pd.id, a tiny gadget that is about the size of a stick of gum, that could possibly save your life. pd.id stands for personal drink identification. And that is just what it does.
Recently in the news, we have been hearing about sexual assault on college campuses and ways in which colleges are trying to prevent that. Well, this could be the start. “pd.id is a small battery-operated device that, when immersed in a beverage, will identify whether the drink has been drugged.”
It’s extremely accessible and easy to use. You simply dip the pd.id into your drink and a light that is either red or green will light up and alert you as to whether or not your drink has been drugged. It uses a light test, a current test and a temperature test in order to identify if the drink was drugged or modified and sometimes can identify what drug was used.
In addition the notification light, you can hook it up to your phone and it will give you a drink profile as well as tell you whether or not your drink has been tampered with.
Even if you have even the slightest uneasy feeling about your drink or the people you are around, it’s comforting to be able to have this device and to easily and subtly test your drink just to put your mind at ease.
The pd.id team is trying to raise $100,000 in order to get this device on the market. If they achieve this in the next month, they will have the ability to put the gadget on the market in six months at a cost of $75 per pd.id.
What you need to know about the device:
It’s battery operated, and will last up to 30 or 40 uses and then needs to be recharged. Its databases will constantly be updating if new drugs come out so that is always up to date and can detect even the most recent drug.
When you are out, safety should be your number one priority. You can be drinking alcohol, soda, or even water when this happens to you so be prepared.
Will you purchase the pd.id?
feature image via Purdue University