As the world battles the Coronavirus pandemic and waits for the vaccine to get developed, many are trying to make the situation easier in their own way. Joining the league of other such wearable devices, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has created a Pulse pendant that may help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Pulse Pendant uses a proximity sensor that warns you when you touch your face, mouth or even eyes. When a person's hand is nearing their face, the pendant vibrates to prevent the action with the vibrations becoming stronger the closer your hands get to your face.
Many health advisories have mentioned avoiding touching the entryways on your face such as your mouth, nose and eyes on your face to avoid the spread of infection. Since we are prone to inadvertently touching our face, this necklace can be a great way to remind ourselves to not do that.
A DIY pendant of sorts, the organisation has also shared a list of parts, STL files, and assembly instructions to create the pendant here. "We hope individuals or companies will replicate, refine or enhance PULSE and make it easily available for distribution," they say on their website.