Just passing someone quickly on the work floor or a short conversation in the open air and that 1.5 meters distance has often been forgotten. Focus Technologies and Sentech have created a special sensor to remind you. You can put it in your pocket or hang it around your neck.
If you come closer than 1.5 meters to someone near, the sensor will vibrate, flash or beep. “People often underestimate how much 1.5 meters is, so this can act as a wake-up call,” says sensor specialist Rob Pieters of Sentech.
Flashes of light, squeaks and vibrations
Pieters worked together with the Eindhoven company Focus Technologies on the sensor, which should help us change our behavior. As soon as you get too close to another sensor, you will be warned by signals.
“The vibration is comparable to that of your mobile, the flashes of light are there as a warning for the person who is too close to you and the beeps are not disturbing. Our customers ask whether the sound signal can be even louder.”
The sensor measures distances using ultra wideband (UWB) technology. According to Sentech, UWB is much more accurate and reliable than, for example, Bluetooth. “And measurements are taken at the speed of light, so you know immediately if you are too close to someone in the area.”
Schools and museums
The sensors can not only be of value to the workplace. Sentech notices that demand is also growing in other sectors. “Today we received an application from a large comprehensive school”, says Pieters.
Initially, the sensor could then mainly be used for visitors and in meetings, but not yet with students. Several tests have already been done with the sensor in museums.
“With the help of an access point you can set what kind of signal you want to give. In museums, for example, the sound tone can be turned down. The tests we conducted were in any case experienced as pleasant.”
Source and contact research
Is this the future replacement for contact and source research? The company is not that far yet. “Then you might run into privacy problems.”
Sentech is working on developing software for the sensor so that it can also be measured how long people have been in contact with each other.
“Then you can take a time measurement that is interesting for source and contact research, but we are not yet in discussion with the GGD about this,” says Pieters.
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