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Boyfriend acting shady? Shadow projection aims to protect single women in Japan03:12

Boyfriend acting shady? Shadow projection aims to protect single women in Japan

Japan, Tokyo
April 13, 2018 at 16:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Tokyo apartment management company launched a security system that projects realistic shadows of moving men on curtains to protect women who live alone.Named after "man on the curtain", the system throws a virtual silhouette of a man onto the curtain to trick potential criminals into thinking that there is more than one person living in the apartment. Controlled by smartphone, the "shadow boyfriend" can perform 12 different tasks including boxing, baseball, hoovering as well as playing guitar. Each lasts for 30 minutes.As one of the largest metropolis' in the world, Tokyo has a huge population of single women living alone who remain a main target, though Japan has a relatively low crime rate.

Boyfriend acting shady? Shadow projection aims to protect single women in Japan03:12
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A Tokyo apartment management company launched a security system that projects realistic shadows of moving men on curtains to protect women who live alone.Named after "man on the curtain", the system throws a virtual silhouette of a man onto the curtain to trick potential criminals into thinking that there is more than one person living in the apartment. Controlled by smartphone, the "shadow boyfriend" can perform 12 different tasks including boxing, baseball, hoovering as well as playing guitar. Each lasts for 30 minutes.As one of the largest metropolis' in the world, Tokyo has a huge population of single women living alone who remain a main target, though Japan has a relatively low crime rate.

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