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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois engineers get entrepreneurial to make the world safer

“What could we do?” That question went through the mind of Nishana Ismail for years while growing up in her native India and attending the University of Illinois. She knew several people who’d been victims of all kinds of assault in both places, which demonstrated the universal nature of this problem. “This is something that has always been very close to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had friends get mugged, some very close to their homes. You would assume it would be difficult, but in many cases, their phones were either taken away or it was so aggressive that they