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This idea is an inflatable belt which when inflated, by attached pump, forms a disk around the waist. A 1.5 metre diameter disk.Think old world ballroom dress of personal separation. This limits personal distance and gives an umbrella-like protection against infection.
Since doorways are around 820mm,
a new dip technique has to be learnt. This involves a side step and lifting an edge of ones personal space in the z dimension to get it through the 2m door. Giving way at doors is a must.
If personal space is used correctly, this should minimize infection and allow people to dilute congregation allowing everyone to do what they need to do. A new culture could even develop around disc edge interaction.
Blow up and be safe. And remember don't take disk bumping anger to heart.
Cyclist safety buffer
Humane... well, almost. [8th of 7, Mar 17 2020]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 17 2020]
Newly relevant. [jutta, Mar 18 2020]
||I have drawn up a T shirt idea that says on the front and back in big letters:
"I've got COVID-19,
and I'm OK"
||Do you sleep all night and work all day, too?
||Could the buffer have a strip of metallized foil around the outer circumference, held at a very high voltage with respect to earth, and with good current delivery capabilities ? Ozone is an effective biocide, and half-metre long blue sparks will keep unwanted contact to a minimum.
||Yes, the sparkly dance thru doorways will be even more exciting, even if trailing electric cord.