Coronavirus is not only a danger to the human species, but also a new trend that enterprising people are trying to capitalize on. PRT Edelman Affiliate, an agency working with various tech brands, intends to launch a clothing line called Social Techwear COVID-19 Edition, where the main item of the line will be a hoodie with specific functionality.
Together with the Russian brand Vimade Atelier, it is planned to release a hoodie that can signal when the social distance of one and a half meters is violated. The built-in gadget on the chest will notify its owner with a light and vibration signal when someone approaches him closer than the specified distance. The case for the ultrasonic rangefinder will be printed on a 3D printer, and the device itself will run on batteries and function on the Arduino Nano platform. Of course, the notification can be turned off if necessary.
Clothing will go on sale in limited quantities. Now it is planned to release only 100 pieces, some of which will be sent to bloggers and celebrities. The estimated price of such a hoodie should be 10,000 rubles, but the developers are ready to make a personal discount for the first buyers.