Date Rape Drug Protection Gets Smarter

Indiegogo Campaign to Support Production of a Portable, Re-usable and Affordable Device that Instantly Recognizes Contaminants -- Beyond GHB, Ketamine and Rophynol

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TORONTO, July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A discreet, re-usable and affordable device that has the capacity to instantly alert users to any contaminant, in any drink, is nearing public availability.  

Today at 3:00 p.m., a 45-day crowd-funding campaign launched on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pd-id-your-personal-drink-id to raise $100,000 to aid with the production of its pd.id (Personal Drink ID), a convenient palm-sized device with the technology to instantly and continuously identify whether drinks have been drugged. 

The pd.id relies on testing methodologies used by drug enforcement agencies around the world, such as the DEA, to engineer an inexpensive form of insurance for personal safety. When immersed in a drink, the pd.id collects a tiny sample and uses three distinct tests to detect what your drink may be, if it has been altered, and with what substances.

The device can operate in a stand-alone mode with a built-in LED alert or it can work with your smart phone to instantly send a text or warn the user by having their phone ring and alert them that their drink has been tampered with. The pd.id is securely paired with your phone using Bluetooth so that only you receive that information.

Previous tests for illegal compounds were not re-usable and could only warn against one or two drugs at a time. The pd.id can identify if a drink has been altered in any way, and as new illegal compounds are discovered, users around the globe will be alerted within hours. The device will be equipped with mobile phone-based alert applications that help protect users, both men and women, even if they do not own a pd.id.

"Sexual assault is a problem affecting women of all ages. In North America, one in four women in their lifetime will be sexually assaulted and 25 per cent of those assaults are facilitated by alcohol or what are commonly referred to as 'date rape drugs,'" said inventor and founder David Wilson. "The sheer number of affected women that have approached me to tell me their own stories is what inspired the development of the pd.id, a reliable, re-usable and instant device that provides a user with a form of protection and insurance against date rape drugs."

For more information about the pd.id and the indiegogo campaign, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pd-id-your-personal-drink-id. Several donor levels are available for those interested in contributing, from $10 and up. Donor perks include beta-user access, customized case design and significant discounts on multiple devices geared to groups of friends, bars, campus groups and sororities.

pd.id will be available in March of 2015 for $75.

About the founders: 


The developers of pd.id are a group of individuals dedicated to making a difference addressing the crisis of drug-induced sexual assaults. 
Inventor and founder David Wilson's expertise lies in digital technology. David is a 14-year cancer survivor, who upon his diagnosis, shifted his career from technology where he had founded two specialized computer integration companies, to nuclear medicine, where he helped introduce new cancer-imaging technology to Ontario and collaborated on the design of a next-generation molecular imaging breast camera.

Daniel Pirvuti
is a Technical Solutions Architect, with a Masters in Computer Science and Automation, and over 20 years in designing, implementing and supporting highly available systems. Daniel has written and been awarded design patents that implement GPS technology and has also designed wearable technologies with realtime personal monitoring capabilities.

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For more information, or to arrange an interview with David Wilson, please contact Nicole Pointon at media@pd-id.com or by phone at (604) 649-0556

Indiegogo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pd-id-your-personal-drink-id

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Nicole Pointon
Tel: 604-649-0556
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