If you still can’t stop touching your face while the coronavirus outbreak is dragging on, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has a wearable for you.
The PULSE is a pendant that you can hang on your neck like a necklace, but it’s not just decorative. When your hand approaches the device, it starts to vibrate. This should remind you to stay away from your facial zone. Three teammates in the laboratory developed the vibrating necklace to work with other coronavirus measures such as hand washing and mask wearing.
NASA doesn’t have an Etsy shop or anything like that, so the design instructions for making the PULS are available to everyone for free. All you need is a 3D printer, a soldering tool, some wires, a motor, a coin battery and other materials.
NASA has been developing other products, such as this potentially life-saving ventilator prototype.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, various devices and tools have emerged that help you distance yourself socially, protect yourself from possible infections, and slow down the spread to others around you. There’s even a hoodie with a “sneeze sleeve” and built-in face protection.