Manufacturing collective has released a wearable device to help employees keep a safe distance at work
The Social Distancer TM is a wearable product designed to provide workers with a means to easily maintain a safe two meter distance between one another.
Social Distancer Technologies Inc. was founded by Jarred Knecht (Promark Electronics Inc), as well as John Soares and Steve Zimmermann (CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions), who united their companies’ expertise and founded the company. They have created this product with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
The Social Distancer TM is a credit-card size, one-inch thick patent-pending device that instantly calculates the distance between employees. It has three methods of alert — visual, vibration and tone — to instantly notify employees. If employees are within 2.5 meters of one another, the device will flash red, vibrate and audibly alert the employees to move farther away.
The Social Distancer TM lasts 10-12 hours on a single charge; the duration of one full shift. The wearable device begins at $199.00 CAD ($149.00 USD) per unit and is now available for pre-order, shipping to Canada, the United States and Europe within four to six weeks. A portion of the proceeds from every device sold will go to a COVID-19 relief fund in the country where the product is sold.
"It's our responsibility to keep our employees safe at all times, and especially during this outbreak," says Jarred Knecht, co-founder and COO of Social Distancer Technologies Inc. and President of Promark Electronics Inc. "But most workers have to interact collaboratively with one another at some point in their day, and it can be difficult to maintain physical distancing practices. The Social Distancer was developed as an easy solution for workers to continue their projects while maintaining proper safety standards during COVID-19."
To learn more, visit www.gosocialdistancer.com