Social distancing with sensors

  • This is a project to design wearable kits which help with social distancing based on what your status is. This was an idea that came to mind thinking of what problems are really prevalent now. COVID-19 has definitely been a huge issue for a while now. The system I am hoping to implement should act as an aid to reduce the transmission of the virus.
  • This system will consist of multiple switches indicating different statuses. The relevant statuses are vaccination status, whether you are wearing a mask or not, and if you are indoors or outdoors. There will also be a sensor to detect the distance between the person wearing the kit and another person. Based on these inputs, a buzzer will sound if it’s too dangerous. A LED can also be shown as a warning light in case it is unsafe.


  • Arduino (for sensor thresholds)
  • Battery
  • Switches
  • Ultrasound/Photo reflective sensor
  • Buzzer
  • LEDs
  • Breadboard
  • Attachable material to the body