During times of widespread respiratory illnesses, users may put their own and others’ health at risk by performing certain actions, e.g., touching their face when handling shared objects or when in shared environments; going to the restroom and not washing their hands thoroughly; returning home after visiting public or shared environments and touching other objects and/or their face before washing hands; etc.

This disclosure describes techniques that enable users to anticipate and detect face touch events as well as remind the user of recommended hygienic actions to help stop the spread of disease, e.g., the washing of hands. After a sufficient number of reminders (delivered, e.g., via buzzing, haptic-alerts, etc.), users may learn to anticipate the reminders and modify their behavior such that, over time, the dependency on device-generated reminders is reduced or eliminated.

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