IK Multimedia Safe Spacer is a wearable social distance monitor
Music technology manufacturer, IK Multimedia, have created a new product called Safe Spacer ™.
Safe Spacer™ is a new, lightweight wearable device that helps workers and visitors maintain safe social distancing, enabling MI and other industries to safely re-open and operate with peace of mind.
Safe Spacer uses ultra-wideband technology and runs wirelessly on a rechargeable battery and precisely senses when other devices come within 2m/6ft, alerting wearers with a choice of visual, vibrating or audio alarm.
Simple to use, Safe Spacer features a patent-pending algorithm that works immediately out of the box, with no set-up or special infrastructure needed and can be comfortably worn on a wristband, with a lanyard, or carried in a pocket. It offers ultra-precise measurement down to 10cm/4″ – ten times more accurate than Bluetooth applications.
Not just music
IK Multimedia have obviously announced the product in the context of the MI manufacturing industry but it is really something any large factory or warehouse could use.
Safe Spacer can also be used by visitors of public spaces such as music schools, large retailers, auditoriums, workshops spaces and more.
Engineered for fast, easy disinfection, it’s also waterproof and to encourage minimal handling, the device works wirelessly via NFC contactless technology or Bluetooth.
Each device also features a unique ID tag and built-in memory that can be optionally associated to workers’ names for tracing any unintentional contact, to keep organizations and their employees secure.
To maintain the highest standard of privacy, no data other than the device ID and proximity is stored.
For advanced use, set-up and monitoring in workspaces, an iOS/Android app is also available to allow human resources or safety departments to associate 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.
It is made in Italy and has been developed by IK Multimedia using its extensive experience creating wireless-enabled products, apps and other audio-based solutions.
CEO Enrico Iori shares:
“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.”
Safe Spacer will be available in early Q3 directly from IK Multimedia for $/€99.99 (R1,899 excl. duties and taxes) with volume discounts available.