SixFeetApart: Addressing Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
News Coverage on ABC27
Problem: There is no way to track and enforce adequate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manual estimation of the CDC's guidelines of a 6-foot distance can lead to accidental virus transmission.
Solution: SixFeetApart is a social distancing device that uses microcontrollers and ultrasonic technology to alert users when approaching people cross the 6-foot detection range, guiding social distancing according to the CDC's guidelines of a 6-foot distance.
This device aims to prevent accidental virus transmission due to a mismanaged social distance with asymptomatic virus carriers.
SixFeetApart's goal is to be part of the solution in slowing the spread of COVID-19 across the world.
Meet the Inventor: Neha Shukla
My name is Neha Shukla and am a 15-year old innovator and social entrepreneur, attending Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. STEM has always been my passion, and using it as a platform to solve real-world problems and make an impact.
When I'm not innovating, I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, oil painting, 3D-printing, video-making, playing badminton, and debate.
Coverage on ABC27 News
- Neha Shukla interviewed
- Story aired on July 22, 2020 at 5:15 pm
- Reported by Michella Drapac
- Interviewed with Jennifer Openshaw, the CEO of Girls With Impact
Featured on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange
Shown on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange's MarketSite screen on July 24, 2020