Dear Shaded Viewers,
I like wearable technology that actually serves a purpose. I found this today on NOW THIS.
The wearable technology vibrates every time you get too close to your face, which is an added safety measure in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The 3-D printed PULSE is created by NASA. You wear it like a necklace and when you are about to touch your face it starts to vibrate. The device detects motion by using an infrared proximity sensor with 12 inches of range.
“PULSE is a simple and affordable technology that can easily be reproduced by anyone regardless of their level of expertise,” the announcement read. “Until a reliable vaccine is made available, PULSE can be seamlessly integrated into our everyday life as we return to our workplace.”
NASA said the device is meant to go hand-in-hand with other safety measures including social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands to keep everyone healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people avoid touching their nose, eyes, and mouth to prevent spreading germs. People can also contract COVID-19 by touching an infected surface and then touching the face—though infection via surface is more rare.