Wearable monitor aids distancing in the workplace

Image credit: IK Multimedia Production SRL

WORKSPACE, a division of Emtec Corporation, has launched a wearable social distance monitor to help keep workers safe. 

The WorkSafe Safe Spacer, developed in conjunction with IK Multimedia, alerts wearers when other units come within two metres with light, vibration and sound.

Last April, Emtec started to look for solutions to help get people safely back to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The lightweight social distancing monitor uses ultra-wideband radio-frequency technology to achieve precise distancing. When operated with other protective measures, the Safe Spacer reduces the possibility of person-to-person infection by alerting wearers when other units come within two metres or six feet of them.

The device can be worn on a wristband, belt loop or lanyard. There’s a choice of visual, vibration or audio to suit different work environments or individual needs, and the device can also log contacts to facilitate fast contract tracing.

Each unit can be charged individually, or for organisations managing multiple units, the optional S-Charger docking/charging station allows the simultaneous bulk charging of up to 25 Safe Spacers.

It is also possible to chain three S-Chargers together, allowing companies to charge up to 75 units at a time. The S-Charger can be connected to a computer to configure multiple units and customise alert distances and types.