The Immutouch is a bracelet that vibrates when your hand approaches your face. Its makers have redesigned it to force you to stop touching your face and consequently protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Technology could not escape the coronavirus either. So in an effort to help (or win) the makers of Immutouch, a wristband-shaped device, redesigned their invention to make it vibrate when you touch your face.
Touching your face is a common way in which the virus can travel from knobs or other objects to the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, etc. and make you sick. The Immutouch bracelet has an accelerometer that "feels" the movement of your hands 10 times per second. Based on the initial calibrations you will do for him, the Immutouch understands when you go to touch your eyes, nose or mouth and vibrate along with a buzzer sound.
The goal is to subconsciously train your brain to break the habit of leaning on your face. The package comes with a smartphone app that helps you track your progress as you try to keep your dirty hands away from your face.
And of course it is not free. Sold for $ 50 and ready for immediate shipping. You can wear it on your "good" hand, which is most likely to touch your face or get one for each hand to maximize results (!!).
The original idea of its construction Immutouch was to help people who suffer from trichlothilomania, a compulsive disorder, in which the sufferer tends to uproot his hair because he has no control over his impulses. As a technique it is very good to help people suffering from this rare anxiety disorder but obviously because the clientele is minimal and the profits are small, its manufacturers turned to (almost) coronavirus pandemic, of which more than 114.000 people worldwide are ill so far.