Social Distance Chaps by Aly Gukova

Pratt Institute

School of Design, Undergraduate Industrial Design (BID)

Project Name: Social Distance Chaps
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Personal wearable devices have a potential to effectively implement physical distancing on others, eliminating the awkward and often anxiety-generating verbal requests. However, functional models are not present on the market yet. The objective is to create a wearable outfit: a device that could create a physical distance of 6ft from the people around the user with a simple arm gesture. This is a fun, irreverent, yet meaningful way to limit a close physical contact, and therefore a possible viral cross-contamination.