IK Multimedia has introduced a new product, called the Safe Spacer. It is a lightweight wearable device, aiming to help workers and visitors maintain safe social distancing in workspaces such as factories and workshops as they reopen in a post-COVID-19 world.
The company’s goal is that the wearable will allow manufacturers to re-open safely, offering peace of mind for employees. Safe Spacer works using ultra-wideband technology, wirelessly detecting when other devices come within 2 metres (6 feet). Wearers are alerted with their choice of a visual, vibrating or audio alarm.
The device works immediately out of the box, with no set-up or special infrastructure needed and can be worn on a wristband, with a lanyard, or carried in a pocket. The resolution of its measurements goes down to 10cm – which IK Multimedia notes is ten times more accurate than Bluetooth applications.
The device is also waterproof, and engineered for easy disinfecting. Minimal handling is required, as it has both NFC and Bluetooth capabilities. This enables advanced use and set-up via an iOS/Android app, allowing human resources or safety departments to associate devices’ unique IDs to specific workers, log daily tracing without collecting sensitive data, configure the alarms, set custom distance and alert thresholds, export log data and more.
IK Multimedia’s CEO, Enrico Lori, said of the product: “We created Safe Spacer to help our Italian factory workers maintain safe distance during re-opening. It’s easy to use, fast to deploy, private and secure, so it can be used comfortably in any situation. We hope this solution helps other companies feel secure as they re-open, too.”
The product will launch in early Q3 of this year, and could prove essential for guitar factories and workshops, big and small, as they begin to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The product will be available for $/€99.99 (excluding tax), with discounts available for bulk orders. Find out more at safespacer.net.