Glasses that detect drugs developed13th September, 2013 by Rupert Millar
A range of glassware has been developed which, its creators claim, can detect the addition of “date rape” drugs.
The cup or straw alerts drinkers to the presence of a drug by displaying coloured stripes and can apparently detect the three most common date rape drugs, Rohypnol, Ketamine and GHB – all of which are colourless and odourless.
Developed by Mike Abramson the first products are expected to reach the US by the end of the month.
Previous attempts to prevent date rape have included simple covers for glasses, real time sensors and even lipsticks that change colour when a drug is administered.