Wearable device makes social distancing in workplaces easier and safer

07-05-2021 | RS Components | Test & Measurement

RS Components now stocks a new wearable device that makes social distancing in workplaces easier. EGOpro Social Distancing from AME using innovative active safety technology to keep businesses up and running and COVID-19 secure.

The device is a wearable, RFID active tag that automatically alerts workers who are unwittingly getting too close to each other. Flashing LED lights coupled with vibration assure that the wearer is notified instantly, whether they are in a noisy environment or concentrating on the task at hand. Safe distance thresholds can be modified in line with the latest COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

Alerts can also be transmitted wirelessly to any mobile device in the facility or remotely through the cloud. Health and safety managers can monitor workers in real-time through computer software and analyse historical data with information, including near misses. With this crucial data to hand, workplaces can be redesigned to promote social distancing.

A low-profile device with a lightweight form factor, it is non-intrusive and easy to wear around the neck, encouraging uptake among workers. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that runs for 12 hours on a single charge.

By Natasha Shek