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Protective Alert Necklaces

NASA's 3D-Printed Pendant Necklace Discourages Face-Touching

— June 27, 2020 — Art & Design
Alongside protective face mask coverings and on-the-go hand sanitizers, other protective products are being introduced to help people adopt new essentials and healthy habits—like the 3D-printed pendant necklace called Pulse by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The open-source necklace design was created with the intention of helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by warning people when they are about to touch their face.

Equipped with a proximity sensor, the Pulse necklace vibrates if it detects a hand close to the face and the vibrations become stronger the closer the hand gets. Since hand-to-face contact is often a subconscious behavior and it goes overlooked, this protective accessory has the potential to help people be more mindful of not touching their face.

The 3D-printed pendant necklace is a wearable that can be made with a few pieces of equipment, which are listed and linked on NASA's GitHub project page for Pulse.
Trend Themes
1. Protective Wearable Technology - The development of wearable technology that can detect and discourage subconscious behaviors like face-touching.
2. Open-source Designs - The rise of open-source designs in the creation of innovative and customizable protective accessories.
3. Behavior Modification - The exploration of technological solutions that help individuals modify their behaviors for better health and safety.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can leverage wearable technology to develop innovative solutions for preventing the spread of diseases.
2. Fashion - Fashion companies can incorporate open-source designs and technology to create stylish and functional protective accessories for consumers.
3. Technology - The technology industry has an opportunity to contribute to behavior modification by developing more advanced wearable devices.
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