Safe Spacer, a new wearable device designed to help workers and visitors maintain safe social distancing in workplaces and public spaces, will be shipping soon, and pre-orders are being accepted.
Safe Spacer is designed to detect when other Safe Spacer units come within 6 feet/2 meters (distances are customizable), alerting wearers with a choice of visual, vibrating or audio alarm. Using wideband technology, Safe Spacer is stated to offer accuracy up to 10 times more than Bluetooth, and to also gives users the option to store “collision” data to monitor compliance or perform fast contact tracing.
Users can choose from a range of lanyard, wristband, and belt loop options. Optional S-Charger docking/charging stations allow up to 25 Safe Spacers to charge simultaneously. The S-Charger can also be connected to a computer running Safe Spacer’s free software to customize settings in bulk and can be daisy-chained to save space and wiring.
Each Safe Spacer device also has a unique ID tag and built-in memory for tracing any unintended contacts. To maintain privacy standards, no data except the device’s ID and proximity is stored on the device; associating IDs with wearer names is completely optional and done externally in software.
This data can be retrieved by the S-Charger while charging, or wirelessly via the optional S-Bridge UWB access unit. These can be positioned in strategic locations to read the data from Safe Spacer devices as users approach.
Both the S-Bridge and S-Charger can connect to any computer via USB, and the free Safe Spacer software will extract this data for review. Further, Safe Spacer offers additional options to synchronize data from multiple access points, easily enabling companies to compile data from an entire facility in the cloud, or integrate this data into existing enterprise systems.
Pre-ordering for Safe Spacer and all related accessories is now open. An online guide recommends the best options for users’ organizations, and lets them reserve their units in advance or request to be contacted by the Safe Spacer team.
Safe Spacer will be available in September directly from IK Multimedia:
Safe Spacer – $99.99 / €85.00 each
S-Charger – $299.99 / €270.00 each
S-Bridge – $139.99 / €120.00 each
All prices excluding taxes. Volume discounts available. Go here for more information.