Life, moving forward, would revolve around wearing face mask and social distancing. The latter is the hardest, but not if Italian company IKR Multimedia can help it. The music creation hardware and software maker has created a wearable device that will ensure safe distancing is maintained.
The device, called Safe Spacer, is designed with workers and visitors in mind, thus allowing workplaces and public spaces to re-open and operate in a safer manner.
Leveraging on ultra-wide band technology, Safe Spacer precisely senses when other devices come with 6 feet (2 meters) distance and alerting the wearer with visual, vibrating or audio alarm. Not nearly as cool as helmet-mounted fast spinning laser pointer, but surely a lot less goofy.
The device can worn on the wrist like a wrist watch, around the neck on a lanyard, carried around as part of your keychain, or in the pocket.
Safe Spacer features a patent-pending algorithm that works right out-of-the-box and it promised as accuracy to 4 inches (10 centimeters). It runs on a rechargeable battery that will last for more than a week.
Each Safe Spacer has its own unique ID tag and built-in memory that, if the wearer permits, associate the wearer’s name to allow for contact tracing in the event of a community transmission.
However, it promised that no data except for the ID and proximity will be stored.
Safe Spacer is developed and made in Italy, and it is scheduled to go onto the market sometime in “early Q3” for US$99.99/€99.99.