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The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for workers in the construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics. A wearable device with social distancing technology launched recently was designed especially for them.

The technology developed by Tended in the UK uses an ultra-wideband proximity sensor, which enables to automatically notify workers if they come within a two-meter distance of each other, with the aim of keeping businesses open and abiding by social distancing rules during this crucial period. 

Companies set the minimum separation distance they want to enforce, and the wearable will notify employees in real-time if they come close to this distance and to move away. Along with safety, privacy and security have always been a high priority for Tended, developing all of their safety solutions to ensure the wearable can’t be used to track employee whereabouts.

During the implementation period of its social distancing wearable, a Safety Behavioural Specialist is advising on how people will connect and engage with the technology to ensure that they are willing participants in their own safety behaviors, using qualitative and quantitative methods and research to build an enhanced user experience within the technology.

The company said they want to ensure their product designs and user experience create safety wearable solutions that are considered as normal as other personal protective equipment, according to memuk.org.