Ford tests wristbands for social distancing in their factories

The US car manufacturer Ford has equipped a test group of workers at a factory in Michigan with vibrating wristbands that alert the wearer if they are too close to other workers. The wearables were made by Samsung and use software from Radiant, which uses RFID technology and Bluetooth to register the distance between the individual wristbands. Employees are also alerted to the number of interactions by means of colored indicators. The data can be viewed by supervisors and evaluated regarding the effectiveness of distance control.

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