Katy Perry

Wearable Self-Defense Device Named After Katy Perry Song

Yasmine Mustafa wants women walking through the city to feel empowered and self-assured, kind of like when she listens to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” That’s why she named her new wearable technology — engineered to keep women safe from assault — after the hit song.

Roar is local entrepreneur Mustafa’s latest invention. Her five-person team is currently developing a small module embedded with a high-pitched alarm and flashing light that can distract and disorient an attacker, while attracting attention to the victim. Roar is being designed small (the size of a quarter) and light-weight, so it can be attached to nearly anything — clothes, jewelry, belt loops, mobile phones, purses and so on.

“The alarm and flashing light will startle the attacker, providing the victim with an opportunity to escape,” Mustafa explained.

Read more at PBJ.com.

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