Changing our habits for the better:
PULSE is a 3D-printed wearable device that pulses, or vibrates, when a person’s hand is nearing their face. 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.
PULSE is a simple and affordable technology that can easily be reproduced by anyone regardless of their level of expertise. A list of parts, STL files, and assembly instructions are all available as Open Source. We hope individuals or companies will replicate, refine or enhance PULSE and make it easily available for distribution.
PULSE - BROCHURE
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DISCLAIMER: The designs herein have not been reviewed, cleared, or approved by FDA or other regulatory authority, nor have they received Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency Use Authorizations for Medical Devices. Neither California Institute of Technology (including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)("Caltech") nor its employees or agents provide any representation or warranty, express or implied, for fitness for a particular purpose, safety, efficacy, or non-infringement of any third party intellectual property rights. Caltech offers these device designs in good faith to help healthcare providers and others prevent the spread of and treat patients with COVID-19. Physicians and other healthcare providers bear full responsibility to convey warnings and obtain patients' informed consent.