New Cups & Straws Detect Date Rape Drugs

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

If anyone puts a date rape drug into your drink, the DrinkSavvy Disposable Party Cup will immediately provide a visible color change, warning you to throw your drink out. (DrinkSavvy)

It has been years since the first warnings against colorless, odorless, tasteless “date rape” drugs came into public consciousnesses.

But these dangerous drugs are still showing up in bars, restaurants, at parties, and on college campuses, rendering victims physically helpless and unable to remember what happened to them.

After being drugged himself, one man is trying to put a stop to them. His company, DrinkSavvy, is marketing cups and straws that detect date rape drugs. When date rape drug is introduced into a beverage, the cup and/or straw changes color to alert the drinker.

The creator—Boston Inventor Michael Abramson—joins us to discuss his invention.

 Watch a video here to see how the cups work.

 

Guests:

Michael Abramson

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

better than rape

Hey Beth,

I think this is a GREAT idea and is a lot less messy than me using my gun, if I had that opportunity. This is a warning and since YOU are the one that will be raped, I'd be GREATFUL and GRATEFUL. Get It????

Aug. 07 2013 04:11 PM
beth from Brooklyn, NY

Oh good, another thing that puts the responsibility to prevent rape on the victim.

Aug. 07 2013 09:34 AM

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