May 03, 2021
Social Distance Chaps by Aly Gukova
School of Design, Undergraduate Industrial Design (BID)
Project Name: Social Distance Chaps
Project Website: https://app.milanote.com/1KHeEy1xEQjP1g/design-studio-v-portable-enviroments
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.