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Linn Gerhardsson, alumnus of technical design and founder of Alarm wear.
Linn Gerhardsson, alumn at Luleå University of Technology and founder of Alarm wear. Photo: Staffan Westerlund View original picture , opens in new tab/window

She wants to increase security for women

Published: 26 August 2020

As a degree project in the Master's Program in Industrial Design engineering, Linn Gerhardsson developed a waistband to prevent sexual abuse in outdoor environment. But the thesis became more than just a desk product. Today, 28-year-old Linn Gerhardsson runs the company Alarmwear. In 2019, she was awarded the SKAPA prize for young researchers in memory of Alfred Nobel.