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New device can detect date rape drugs in your cocktail

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New device can detect date rape drugs in your cocktail

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jul 31, 2014

New technology that works with your phone could help protect women from date rape.

The new electronic device and mobile app is called pd.id (Personal Drink ID). It analyzes components of your drink and lets you know if it's been tampered with.

An alert would then be sent to your phone if someone has drugged your drink.

Money is still being raised to get Personal Drink ID on the market.

If all goes well, it could be available next spring for about $75, with the accompanying app being free.

The reusable, 3.5 inch device looks like a small USB key.

According to WPTV, the mobile app will use GPS to create a map of sites where date rape drugs are found. The company wants to use that data to partner with police departments, helping assault-prevention efforts.

The company said it wants to donate a portion of the device's profits to organizations working to prevent sexual assault.