NASA’s DIY Necklace: “Pulse” will remind you not to touch your face to avoid the spread of Coronavirus


NASA’s DIY Necklace: “Pulse” will remind you not to touch your face to avoid the spread of Coronavirus

As you know the current pandemic situation has made people helpless and being forced to be at home as there is a nationwide lockdown imposed over the globe. People believe that if they wear gloves and mask then COVID won’t affect them but it’s false, a person touches its face for an average of 20+ time in a day and that can lead to the spread of COVID as the wearables must be infected. However, NASA’s DIY Necklace will remind you not to touch your face that can help a lot.

NASA’s DIY necklace has been named PULSE. The 3D printed necklace features a proximity sensor that starts vibrating as soon as the hand approaches near it. The vibrations get stronger with the closeness of the hands with the face. The space agency isn’t selling these, but its Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made its 3D-printed concept available as an open-source project for DIYers to make themselves.

The concept is simple, if the wearer lifts their hands toward their face, a proximity sensor will detect this and, using power from a common button battery, cause the necklace to vibrate. This vibration will remind the wearer not to touch their face, helping them establish the muscle memory needed to form this new behavior.


The objective of Pulse is to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which can be transmitted if an individual touches an infected surface with their hand and then touches either their eyes, nose or mouth


You can download the list of parts you need, CAD designs to 3D print the case, and directions on how to make the necklace for free.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stop wearing masks and stop washing hands, you are also recommended to sanitize your hands every 20-30 minutes if you go out. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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