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Mar 17, 2013 at 08:35am IST

Panic button in your phone to summon help in times of distress

Ahmedabad: A single button women's helpline, 'HEART' as it is called, is entrepreneur Ruzan Khambatta's brainchild, which requires just the push of a phone button to summon help for women in times of need.

"You don't have to have a high tech phone. Any phone will do. Just press one button. In fact, you don't even need to speak," Ruzan said.

In most cases women are unable to reach out for help. Ruzan felt that something needs to be done. That's why she came up with the Help Emergency Assistance Rescue Terminal or 'HEART', a single button helpline by which women under attack can get in touch not just with the police, but family and friends as well.

"My aim is it should be available to just about everyone. A woman can even make a call from a landline. And we're in the process of adding many more features to 'HEART'," Ruzan said.

'HEART' will be able to handle as many as 120 calls at one time and can send over a thousand SMSes to family and friends of distressed women in just 10 seconds. Features are also being added to ensure the system is not misused.