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ith the growing concerns surrounding sexual assault and date-rape drugs, it's not surprising that some people are stepping up and trying to find a solution to this years'-old problem. Mike Abramson, the founder of DrinkSavvy, thinks he's got just that, and has put forth an Indiegogo fund to help bring it to the masses.

The idea behind DrinkSavvy products is that the vessel in which a drink is will change color if date-rape drugs become present. Straws, cups, and glasses will show red vertical lines if the drink becomes contaminated. They will be able to detect the three most common date-rape drugs—GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol (or roofies)—and will be consistently updated as other drugs bcome popular.

DrinkSavvy drinkware changes color when the presence of a date-rape drug is detected.

Although the technology is in its infancy, Abramson makes sure to let potential users know that this is not a free pass to leave drinks unattended or stop paying attention to their surroundings.  

Currently, DrinkSavvy is using Photoshopped prototypes on the Indiegogo page to show what the end product might look like, but they have a real picture of a color change before and after GHB is present.

With 18 days left in its fundraising campaign, DrinkSavvy still needs about $29,000. It's a great idea and although it needs some more development, we think it as a noble cause—what's bad about preventing date rape, after all? Check out this video to learn more.