PULSE Necklace From NASA to Reduce the Spread of Covid-19
In addition to managing the space mission, the American Space Agency ( NASA ) through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory makes a necklace as a reminder not to touch the face in order to suppress the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The necklace was given the name Pulse and was made from a pendant that was printed in 3D using a proximity sensor. This necklace is designed to have a proximity sensor and will vibrate when the hand wants to touch the face.
How it works, after the user's hand touches an object and then reflexively his hand wants to touch the face, practical vibrations appear from the necklace. "The aim of Pulse is to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus which can be transmitted if someone touches a surface that could be infected with a new corona virus," NASA representative was quoted by CNET , Tuesday (7/22) . To Tech Crunch, one of the Pulse designers said making this necklace is fairly easy and any company can make it.
The hardware itself is arguably simple, it only needs a 3V coin battery. In Indonesia itself, there are eucalyptus necklaces produced by the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) that will be marketed through third parties or the private sector. Antiviral necklaces will be marketed by companies engaged in the oil-based eucalyptus plant.
The Ministry of Agriculture emphasized that the antivirus necklaces as health products are not a cure for corona virus infection. "In the near future it might be marketed through private companies," said Head of the Indonesian Center for Veterinary Research, Ministry of Agriculture Indi Dharmayanti in a written statement Sunday (5/7).
"Actually, it is not a cure for corona, because research is still ongoing. But this is an extract with a desillation method to be able to kill the viruses that we use in the laboratory. After all, after we did the screening it turns out that this eucalyptus has the ability to kill influenza viruses and even corona," he said.
Indi revealed that the innovations carried out by the Ministry of Research and Development of the Ministry of Agriculture related to the product were still in the investment phase with a long process of research and research.