INTRO: One thing that we know about the Novel Coronavirus is that it spreads by contact. As per the guidelines, a person can infect himself by touching a surface consisting of the Coronavirus and then touching his/her face with the virus-containing hands. So, to prevent individuals from touching our faces, a young creator has designed a smart wrist band that will alert us every time we try to touch our face.
Immunotouch – The smart Wrist Band
The newly designed Immutouch band is a smart wrist band that rests on your wrist like a watch and vibrates every time you take your hands near your face. It is created by a Seattle-based young mind, Justin Ith and his team of talented individuals.
The way the Immutouch band mechanism works is that whenever your hand comes around the proximity of your face, near your eyes, nose, or mouth, the band will vibrate to alert you. It has a gravimeter to create a personalizable algorithm that is been made just for you. The band is also water-resistant and it can last up to 24 hours on a single charge.
The band is Paired Up with Immunotouch App available on Play store & App store
The band is connected with the Immutouch app, which is available on the Play Store and App Store, for the working process. But firstly, you need to tell the band where your eyes, nose, and mouth are by taking your hand near them one by one. This new process will enable the band to recognize all the restricted position. Thus, after its completion, the next time you bring your hands near your face area, the band will know and notify you accordingly.
The app keeps a record of How many times you Touched your Face on Weekly Basis
The smart wrist band app will also keep a track of how many times you have tried to touch your face on a weekly basis. You can see in the image above, that it will record the data in a graphical manner to provide more information.
Justin and his team had launched the band on March 9, after Washington reported it first COVID-19 deaths. After its launch, the Immutouch has received a very good response and feedbacks as many health care workers are using the band to avoid touching faces, according to Justin.
The Immutouch band is priced at $49.99 (~Rs 3780) and you can check it out on the official website of the startup.