Upgraded proximity sensor offers more than a contact tracer

14-04-2021 | Suntsu Electronics | Test & Measurement

Suntsu has expanded its InvisiShield workplace proximity sensor to add a contact tracing system. Infections like Covid-19 circulated through social contact. Airborne viruses may spread between two people closer than 6', and it can be difficult to judge or remember all your close social contacts over a day, let alone a week.

Using UWB technology for RLTS provides users with a wearable solution offering precise measurements and competitive pricing. The company has upgraded it to a complete contact tracing system to keep people safe now and in future situations.

This wearable contact tracer providers users with two significant benefits. Firstly, it nudges people into maintaining a safe social distance with a customisable proximity sensor and alarm. Secondly, it records enough information to begin a robust and effective employee contact tracing process if an employee gets a positive Covid-19 test.

The company's approach to product design is to leverage the technology to provide the customer with more functionality. A wearable contact tracer is very easy for employees – they don't require hours of training, and the employer gets high uptake and compliance. Wearing the device is no different from wearing an ID tag and needs minimal employee involvement.

By Natasha Shek