May 27, 2020 I Coronavirus

IK Offers Wearable Social Distance Monitor

The Safe Spacer in use.

IK Multimedia has introduced Safe Spacer, a lightweight, wearable device that helps workers and visitors maintain social distancing.

The device runs wirelessly on a rechargeable battery and senses when other Safe Spacer devices come within 6 feet, alerting wearers with a choice of visual, vibrating or audio alarm. It can be worn on a wristband, with a lanyard or carried in a pocket. It’s built for easy disinfection and is waterproof. It works wirelessly via near-field communication contactless technology or Bluetooth.

Each Safe Spacer also features a unique ID tag and built-in memory that can be optionally associated to workers’ names for tracing any unintentional contact. To maintain privacy, no data other than the Safe Spacer ID and proximity is stored.

An iOS/Android app is also available to allow human resources or safety departments to associate IDs to specific workers, log daily tracing without collecting sensitive data, configure the alarms, set custom distance and alert thresholds and export log data.

“We created Safe Spacer to help our Italian factory workers maintain safe distance during re-opening,” IK CEO Enrico Iori said in a statement. “It’s easy to use, fast to deploy, private and secure, so it can be used comfortably in any situation. We hope this solution helps other companies feel secure as they re-open, too.”

Safe Spacer will be available in early Q3 directly from IK Multimedia.

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