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Lafayette businesswoman working on wearable technology

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:56:37-04

Lafayette fashion designer and business owner Christina Barbier has been working with a NASA engineer on a project that might help with COVID-19, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Barbier and her partners are racing to finish prototypes of Face Touch Alert and to begin production of the wearable technology that alerts users when they touch their faces, the newspaper reports.

Barbier, who just had her second child this past weekend, is the owner of Maven's Womenswear and Daylily.

The first version of the product will include two bracelets and a necklace or pendant; Face Touch Alert's future products could include alternative wearable options, such as rings and clips for earbuds and glasses, The Advocate reports.

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