- A 16-year-old pupil has developed a device that could help protect women in South Africa
- Mphahlele Bohlale invented an earpiece that can alert cops when a woman has been kidnapped
- It also takes a photo of the perpetrators and sends it to connected devices
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South Africa has no shortage of bright young minds and one pupil has tackled a major issue in the country with her invention.
Mphahlele Bohlale, who is a learner at SJ van der Merwe School, designed and developed an 'Alerting Ear Piece' that allows authorities to track victims of human trafficking.
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Not only does the device help in tracking the victims, it also takes a photo of the perpetrators and send them to connected devices.
The Eskom Expo Twitter page shared Bohlale's story on the social media platform.
The post read:
"Mphahlele Bohlale from SJ van der Merwe School’s 2019 Eskom Expo project, “Alerting Ear Piece”, can track the victims of #HumanTrafficking and also capture photos of the perpetrators and send the photos to connected devices."
Take a look at the post below:
Eskom Expo added in another post:
"The device, inserted in earrings, is believed to be able to help police with quicker identification of perpetrators."
According to him, the drive behind the innovation is because he wanted to contribute his artistry towards curtailing the menace of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which is responsible for the death of over 2.5 million people according to Worldometers.
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