Wristband Changes Color if Drink Spiked
|Source: Inventor Kim Eisenmann with her Xantus Drinkcheck Band|
Protection Against Date Rape Drugs
It's called the Xantus Drinkcheck Band. A young German inventor, 25 year old Kim Eisenmann is the inventor. It's a wristband that can test drinks for date rape drugs including GHB - a drug that causes memory loss and drowsiness when mixed with alcohol.
Eisenmann invented the wristband after a friend was drugged and found injured after an event. To test a drink you stir it with a straw and drop a drip on the wristband. If the band turns blue, it's tainted with GHB. The wristbands are being sold in Germany. Eisenmann wants to start distributing them globally. A 2010-2012 US report estimated that 11 million women were raped under the influence of alcohol or drugs.