College Student Develops Napkin That Detects Date Rape Drugs In Drinks

When a drop of drink is placed on the napkin, a change in color indicates the presence of a drug.

Danya Sherman, a student at George Washington University, has developed a napkin capable of detecting the date rape drugs used to spike drinks. The idea for creating the "KnoNapkin" came to Sherman after she was drugged and assaulted by someone she thought was a friend.

The napkin can reportedly detect commonly-used date rape drugs by putting a drop of the liquid onto the napkin. A change in color indicates the presence of drugs in the drink.

“Seventy percent of sexual assaults occur between two people who know each other and with that in mind, we wanted to create a product that could be seamlessly incorporated into any social setting,” Sherman told Fox 5.

Sherman said she is working to get the napkins into bars, clubs, fraternities, and other places where they would be most beneficial.

“They’re also easy to carry around in either a pocket or purse so they’re very portable and can be taken anywhere so if you’re uncomfortable, you’re able to take it out and use it at your own discretion.”

Sherman said she hopes to officially launch KnoNap by the end of 2018.

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