People across the world are being advised to refrain from touching their face, as the habit puts them at the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Basically, the virus, which primarily transmits from human contact, can get on to your hands from contaminated surfaces and move into your respiratory system through the porous mucous membranes in your mouth/nose/eyes, eventually making you sick.
As the buzzer rings every time you bring your hand to your face, the uncontrollable habit of face-touching might finally be addressed.
"By making you aware of each occurrence, you'll stop the habit of passively touching your face," Slightly Robot teams says, noting that the band can be paired with a companion app to check how well you have been controlling the urge.
Slightly Robot is selling Immutouch at $50, or about Rs. 3,800, per unit. International shipping is also available but the delivery time may vary depending on the COVID-19 situation in your country. To buy, visit here: https://immutouch.com/.