Face Off Healthcare is a new PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) designed by Anthony Colón RN to prevent an individual from touching their face, thus preventing the transmission of the Covid-19 virus from hands to entering into the body through eyes, mouth, and nose. This innovative new PPE is composed of an Android/iOS app and wrist bands that work simultaneously to give a mild signal whenever the user is about to touch their face.
All of the world leaders and medical professionals and organizations are frequently suggesting that people should avoid touching their face as it may lead to virus transmission in their body system. But it is easier said than done, considering that touching your face is more of an involuntary response and on average, a person touches their face upto 23 times per hour. Whether it is to adjust a flick of hair on your forehead, calm a nose itch, or licking your finger to flip through the book pages, touching your face is a subconscious behavior that is hard to stop.
“According to CDC.gov, avoiding touching our face, including eyes, nose, and mouth is critical to protect us from becoming infected with the Coronavirus.”
Even WHO suggests:
“Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.”
The new PPE by Face Off Healthcare is designed for both the general public and medical professionals. The Bluetooth wristband causes a user’s phone to vibrate or ding every time the user brings their hands too close to their face. This is triggered by the wrist Beacons if and when they come close to their phone worn around their neck. The end-user can wear their phone as high as possible for the best protection.
“Help me to achieve the ultimate goal of equipping ALL Nurses & other Healthcare Professionals with this Personal Protective Equipment. The general public will be given access to this Infection Control system as well. This is an opportune time to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and save lives”, said Anthony Colón RN who has over 20 years of Nursing experience.
The users can pre-order Face Off Healthcare’s PPE through its Indiegogo campaign for $25. For their contribution to the campaign, the backers will receive the App, 4 wrist beacons, a clear phone bag, and a silicone neck lanyard to hang the phone from your neck.