The India-based architecture practice Architecture Discipline recently designed a social distancing necklace called sChoker that notifies wearers when other people get too close. The necklace is made using carbon fiber and has integrated thermal sensors that identify "the infrared radiations emanating from the temperature of those passing by." Using either a visual or audio signal, it will notify the wearer if they are a safe or dangerous distance from other people.
"It is a symbol of unity,’ commented Akshat Bhatt, the principal architect at Architecture Discipline. "The need was to make it easily available and simple, for it to uphold privacy and anonymity and allow people to be socially 'normal' and not 'distant'."
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India-based Architecture Discipline Debuts a Choker
1. Social Distancing Accessories - Developing wearable technology that helps individuals maintain social distancing and stay safe in public settings.
2. Smart Sensors - Incorporating advanced sensor technologies, such as thermal sensors, into jewelry and accessories to enable real-time monitoring and alert systems.
3. Privacy-preserving Design - Creating products that prioritize privacy and anonymity while addressing the need for social distancing and personal safety.
1. Fashion and Accessories - Integrating technology and innovative design principles within the fashion and accessories industry to cater to new social distancing requirements.
2. Healthcare and Wellness - Exploring the potential of smart wearables with sensing capabilities in promoting public health and ensuring personal safety in various healthcare and wellness settings.
3. Architecture and Design - Applying architectural expertise to design solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality to support social distancing and help individuals navigate public spaces safely.