The right wearable during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 has affected millions around the world and has changed the way we interact and go on with our daily lives. Wearing a mask is now mandatory when heading outside, and touching your face often should be avoided. But as we touch our faces more than a thousand times per day, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has invented a wearable to prevent you from doing it.
The Pulse is a pendant that you wear like a necklace that immediately vibrates when it knows that your hands get too close to it. The vibration is a subtle way of telling you to keep your hands away from your face as a safety measure. The Pulse can also be programmed to detect if you’re washing your hands properly or even if you’re wearing your mask.
But NASA’s Pulse can’t be bought from any online store – you would have to build it yourself. The instructions are available on NASA’s website that should guide you in making the Pulse. Most of the required materials are easily accessible like a motor, soldering tool, wires, and a battery. It does require a 3D printer though so that might be difficult to access for some users.
Still, the Pulse is a nice project that NASA is making available for free and if you’re currently staying at home, maybe it’s a fun project that you should try.