DrinkSavy creates the world’s first anti-date rape drug glasses and straws

Known to the world as Rohipnol, Roipnol, Rohypnol, Rufinol, Narcozep, Flunitrazepam‎ or plain old Roofies, the date rape drug has caused many women and some men to suffer the agony of sexual assault at the hands of their dates that chose to spike their drinks with the drug. Since Roofies have no discernible taste and don’t change the color of the drink, one can never be too certain if their drink have not been spiked with them.

DrinkSavy creates the world’s first anti-date rape drug glasses and straws
DrinkSavy creates the world’s first anti-date rape drug glasses and straws

The only real way in which the drug can be avoided is if one doesn’t accept drinks from strangers and makes it a point to always keep their eyes on their drink. This may sound all too simple to do but on a night out or even when you are visiting a date for dinner at their house, it is near impossible to keep your drink under closer surveillance. However, this new company called DrinkSavy claims that it has created the world’s first line of drink glasses and straws that can instantly alert the user if their drink has been spiked with Roofies or date rape drugs.

The DrinkSavy line of barware basically comprises of drinking straws and drinking glasses that feature a built in Rohipnol detection feature. The company has not disclosed how the glasses and straws detect the drug in the drink but judging by the illustrative pictures they have released, we’re guessing these work something like the good old pregnancy test strip though instead of detecting pregnancy hormones in your pee, these glasses detect the presence of date rape drugs in all kinds of alcoholic drinks.

Also, like the pregnancy test strips, these glasses and straws too begin to change the regular all-clear exterior of the glass into a striped one when it finds the presence of Roofies in the drink. DrinkSavy claims that it is currently raising funds to fuel the R&D for the product though it has confirmed that it will launch the straws and the glasses sometime in 2014.

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