In quite a few professional environments like factories, production facilities, warehouses, large construction sites and labs, it is very well possible to maintain safety distancing. It is especially important to actively help people follow the safety measures. That is why PHI DATA developed SmartProximity, a new Smart Edge solution that makes it easier for colleagues to maintain the necessary distance and return to work safely and comfortably.
Plug & play do-it-yourself kit
The solution consists of wearables (like a badge or watch) that receive and send signals mutually using UWB (Ultra Wide Band) for accuracy up to a few centimetres or BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) for accuracy up to ca. one meter and a plug-and-play gateway. When individuals are at risk of getting too close to one another, this is detected and the wearer is alerted by an audible alarm. When the alarm sounds, the wearable sends a notification over the local LoRaWan network to the gateway, which in turns forwards the message to the cloud over 4G.
All events are reported in the cloud. This makes it possible to make any necessary changes or take action if new infections appear, as the report makes it easy to trace where an alarm is raised and the wearer, as well as all those who have been contact with this person. This in turn makes it easy to identify who should be tested and if any operating procedures should be adapted.
The solution is supplied ready to use, including the tags for the wearables. All that needs to be done is to plug the gateway into a socket.