Empower yourself against date rape drugs with pdid

Discrete and re-usable, pd.id is an accurate and innovative way to protect your drink from date-rape drugs.
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We’re excited to introduce a referral contest for the final days of the pd.id campaign!

Indiegogo has amazing technology that can track where project backers come from, and as a result, we can give you rewards for spreading the word about pd.id!

In order for Indiegogo’s tracking technology to work, please be logged in on your Indiegogo account and use the “Share” icons at the top of our campaign page (immediately beneath the video).

Please note that you do not have to be a pd.id contributor yourself to earn rewards. Just sign up (if you haven’t already) and be sure that you are logged in when you share our campaign. 







pd.id is a small battery-operated device that, when immersed in a beverage, will identify whether the drink has been drugged.

pd.id relies on proven technology that has been used by drug enforcement agencies, such as the U.S. DEA, for years.  We started with that technology, (costing tens of thousands of dollars) as our base, then re-engineered and designed it to be user-friendly and affordable.


Every fluid or drink is made up of a spectrum of molecular components. 


Once immersed, the pd.id collects a tiny sample of the fluid in its reservoir.


It then performs three different tests to identify the drink and its components.


Although extremely high tech in function, pd.id is very easy to use. Simply dip, wait a few seconds and the LED light will indicate if your drink has been drugged.

The pd.id can also pair and function in tandem with your smart phone, accessing an extensive database of drink profiles and alerting you with a text or call that your drink has been tampered with.

pd.id is a piece of technology, but it’s actually so much more.

It’s about personal protection, feeling secure and it’s about empowering our daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, spouses, partners, friends, coworkers and ourselves to be safe in an often unsafe world.

In North America, 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. 25% of those assaults are facilitated by alcohol or compounds known as Date Rape Drugs.

Source: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0033m/85f0033m2008019-eng.pdf

Drugging drinks is a global issue that must be stopped - and if it can’t be, then we must prevent it.

pd.id is a means to do just that.


Anyone, of any age, any sex, who is having a drink in a bar, at a social event, sporting event, work party, school or even house parties.


Yes, we are here to raise funds. But even more importantly we want to raise awareness about a global crisis that often goes unreported and unacknowledged.

We ask that you talk about it, share our campaign and spread the word about our cause and to be a part of the solution.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/pdid/615414175246677?sk=info

Send us a tweet: https://twitter.com/PersonalDrinkID 

We also really value the power of early adopters in best determining the direction this device is heading. We’d love to get your feedback on the shape, style, colour options and anything else you think would add value and help shape pd.id’s final version. Please post your comment in the tab above and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Our goal is to raise $50,000. This will enable us to get pd.id out to market within six months at a per item cost of $75. A successful campaign will provide us the funds to finalize the design and functionality to create a tool that enhances everyone’s personal safety.




Our fundraising goal is $50,000. Once we exceed this amount, our efforts will be dedicated to add the following functionality to pd.id:


The developers of pd.id are a group of individuals dedicated to making a difference in addressing the crisis of drug-induced sexual assaults.

Inventor and founder, David Wilson’s expertise lies in technology. David is a 14-year cancer survivor, who upon his diagnosis, shifted his career from technology where he had founded two specialized computer integration companies, to nuclear medicine, where he helped introduce new cancer imaging technology to Ontario and collaborated on the design of a next generation molecular imaging breast camera. 

Daniel Pirvuti is a Technical Solutions Architect, with a Masters in Computer Science and Automation, and over 20 years experience in designing, implementing, and supporting highly available systems. Daniel has written and been awarded design patents that implement GPS technology and has also designed wearable technologies with realtime personal monitoring capabilities.


Smart, kind, wise - and believers. A huge thank you to our amazing supporters for investing your time and skills to help turn pd.id into a reality. 


Q: How often can I use pd.id? 
A:  pd.id is consecutively re-useable. It is battery powered and will last the life of the battery.

Q: What kind of battery does pd.id take? 
A:  pd.id uses a rechargeable Li-on battery. The battery should last about 30 to 40 uses, and can then be recharged. The LEDs on the pd.id will flash a pattern to let you know the battery is running low, or the UI on your smart phone can notify you.

Q: What kind of smart phones is pd.id compatible with? 
A:  pd.id will be compatible with iPhone versions 4 and 5 (and the new 6 once we can test it). It will also run on newer Android phones and Blackberry 10. 
 
Q: How do I clean pd.id? 
A:  You can rinse your pd.id in water, but should also occasionally flush it out with antibacterial dish soap.
 
Q: Can pd.id identify new drugs? 
A:  Yes, our team will constantly be updating our databases with new drugs.
 
Q: How do I order pd.id? 
A:  Contribute to the campaign! Shipping is free within Canada and the U.S. Please add $15 outside of North America at checkout.


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$25,457USD
raised by 276 people in 1 month
51% funded
No time left
$50,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on September 7, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Big thanks!

    Big thanks along with the knowledge that you are helping make the world a safer place.

    18 claimed
  • $35USD
    A pd.id t-shirt

    A pd.id t-shirt that lets everyone know you’re making a difference.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $75USD
    One pd.id

    Get one of the first pd.ids off the assembly line and two years of all updated drug and drink databases. Please add $15 at checkout for international shipping outside Canada and the US.

    68 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $100USD
    One coloured pd.id

    Get one pd.id and customize it with one of the 5 colour cases. Please add $15 at checkout if shipping internationally outside of Canada and the U.S.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2015
  • $130USD
    Make it your own!

    Get one pd.id and make it your own by designing its case. Upload your original artwork online. Please add $15 at checkout for international shipping outside Canada and the US.

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  • $200USD
    Be an original beta user!

    Get one pd.id and be one of the original beta users to participate in the development and help us fine-tune the UI and form factor. Also, get unlimited access to our drink database and applications forever! Please add $20 at checkout if shipping internationally outside of Canada and the U.S.

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $225USD
    Get one free pd.id

    Get four pd.ids (for the price of three). Keep one for yourself and give the others to people you care about. Please add $20 at checkout if shipping internationally outside of Canada and the U.S.

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  • $250USD
    Get two free pd.id

    Get seven pd.ids (for the price of five). That’s your life, plus the lives of six people you care about, made safer. Please add $20 at checkout if shipping internationally outside of Canada and the U.S.

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  • $500USD
    Night Out on the Town

    Gather five of your friends to donate so everyone can have a pd.id when you head out for a night on the town. Get five pd.ids with your choices of custom designed cases. (valued at $655) Please add $25 at checkout for international shipping outside Canada and the US.

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  • $1,000USD
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    Rally your gym, running club, yoga studio, book club, local restaurant or bar to raise $1,000 and get 20 pd.ids. (valued at $1,500)

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  • $2,000USD
    Rally your Team Spirit

    Rally your class, sorority, cheerleading group, clubs or sports team and get 35 customized pd.ids. This pricing will only be available to Indiegogo backers. (valued at $4,450)

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    Sponsor our cause and get 200 pd.ids to donate to your choice of network (charity, school, gym, community centre, hospital, company staff.) This pricing will only be available to Indiegogo backers. (valued at $15,000)

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    The Ultimate Perk

    Sponsor our cause and get 1,000 pd.ids to donate to your university of choice, and give every freshman a pd.id as part of their orientation package. This pricing will only be available to Indiegogo backers (valued at $75,000).

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