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This 3D-Printed, NASA-Designed Pendant Stops You from Touching Your Face

This 3D-Printed, NASA-Designed Pendant Stops You from Touching Your Face

This is PULSE, a 3D-printed pendant, or wearable device that pulses or vibrates when the wearer’s hands are approaching his/her face. It’s geared at lessening the spread of COVID-19, which is easily transmitted via the mucus membranes – the nose, eyes, and mouth, the entryways for infection.

This powerful pendant is an open-source project (that anyone can make regardless of expertise) and it’s affordable. Created by a team of three at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), this follows the steps that NASA has taken to help in the fight against COVID-19. NASA also designed a ventilator to help Coronavirus patients.



The PULSE uses an infrared proximity sensory with up to 12 inches of range. Once motion is detected, a small vibration motor inside is activated. In addition to washing hands, social distancing, and wearing a face mask as advised by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the PULSE could also serve as a helpful tool.

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