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The Christmas Jumper That Promises To Help You Keep Social Distance.

The Christmas Jumper That Promises To Help You Keep Social Distance.

Talking about the new Jumper, the Creative Director at SimpliSafe said, "The simple algorithm calculates the baseline background temperature and searches for a warm body in the vicinity. When the interloper is detected, flashing LEDs and a siren remind them to keep their distance."

Days like Christmas surely bring out the social animal even in the most anti-social people! 

During the brutal Covid pandemic the social animal, man, needs to learn limits and the best thing for this is the new invention of SimpliSafe. 

Created by security firm SimpliSafe, the festive pullover has been rigged with motion sensors that will pick up when someone gets too close to the wearer.

 

Six feet distancing

 

The Christman jumper is a new cool way to live with social distancing during these difficult times. 

The sensors in the prototype set off a siren and LED lights that flash if another person gets within six feet.

The tech company says the jumper uses 'low resolution thermal cameras to monitor your entire perimeter'.

Adding to the details: "The simple algorithm calculates the baseline background temperature and searches for a warm body in the vicinity. When the interloper is detected, flashing LEDs and a siren remind them to keep their distance."

 

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels

 

The Creative Director of SimpliSafe, a US-based country, wants to give the people a reason to give and spread smiles this Christmas when all around us is an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. The product will also keep reminding people about the importance of social distancing

The Creative Director of SimpliSafe, Wade Devars said, "Heading into the holiday season, it became clear that the typical stressors and logistics of the holidays were going to be exacerbated this year.
"We saw an opportunity to tap into these challenges and the pervasive sentiment of unease. As the experts on protection, albeit home protection, we wanted to give people a playful way to protect themselves during this year's holiday celebrations. It's really meant to bring some lightheartedness to a time that's otherwise proven very stressful."  

To make it more interesting, the firm is not planning to sell the jumpers to people, however, they have explained in detail how you can make your very own at home just in time for the festive season.

 

Make your own Jumper

 

You can follow the instructions on the SimpliSafe, but you'll need a few things before you get started.


They are:

Knit sweater
Adafruit Feather Microcontroller
Adafruit FeatherWing Music Maker
Small 4-8Ohm speaker
MicroSD card
LilyPad Neopixel LEDs
AMG8833 Thermal Array Breakout
Ribbon cable (~28AWG)
USB Power Pack Battery
Inline USB Power Switch
3D-printed housings
Twill tape
Needle and thread

 



 

 

The folks over at SimpliSafe are also asking for a small donation to their chosen charity, the NeighborWorks America Rental Resilience Fund. This Charity fund helps keep individuals and families economically impacted by COVID-19 housed through the pandemic. 

So if you are planning to give some money for goodwill, it might be something to consider. 

This comes as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to curb the relaxation of restrictions during the Christmas period.

Even though there is an expected spike in new Covid cases in January, ThePM said, Mr. Johnson said people would still be able to meet up in their 'bubbles'.

Also read: There's Now A Wearable 'ShieldPod' For Kids When Social Distancing Isn't Enough For Them.

Article source: ladbible

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