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NASA creates pendant to remind you not to touch your face amid pandemic

NASA creates pendant to remind you not to touch your face amid pandemic
Posted at 9:11 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 12:28:18-04

NASA has invented a way to remind you not to touch your face during the coronavirus pandemic.

On their website, NASA states PULSE is a round pendant that can be worn around your necklace and will send you a vibrating warning anytime you are about to touch your face.

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"PULSE is a 3D-printed wearable device that pulses, or vibrates, when a person’s hand is nearing their face," officials said on NASA's website. "The haptic feedback from a vibration motor simulates a nudge, reminding the wearer to avoid touching these entryways in order to reduce potential infection. As health officials advised the world to continue washing our hands, social distancing and wearing a face mask when going outside, a team of three at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) developed PULSE, to stand side-by-side with these efforts to keep us as healthy as possible."

NASA isn't selling the pendant, but Jet Propulsion Laboratory made building instructions available if you want to make one yourself.