In the Time of COVID-19 – How Will You Maintain Safe Working Distances?

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

Essential businesses are facing significant challenges in maintaining social distancing guidelines and they lack real-time insight into whether these guidelines are being observed in their facilities

Solutions exist to combat the challenges that all essential workforces, and businesses eager to get back to work, are facing in the time of COVID-19.

How do you maintain safe distances, as recommended by government agencies?

Smart solutions based on IoT exist to address two key areas of need:

  • Active feedback, in the form of a visual and audible alarm, so individuals know when to adjust their current distance to a proper social distance

  • Passive collection of worker interactions for contact tracing should an individual test positive

The device (Social Distancing Tag) could be affixed to any hardhat, lanyard or armband for proximity detection and contact tracing with a high accuracy detection (<10cm)

It can keep people safer during the active crisis and help individuals get back to work safely as things stabilize

System Overview

  1. Workers will be issued a Social Distancing Tag to be affixed to the front of a hard hat. Lanyards or armbands are more relevant for when the nature of work does not involve hard hats.

  2. Gateways for collecting close worker interactions will be placed at exits and high traffic areas.

  3. Social Distancing Tags are able to emit a real-time progression of audible/visual alerts when workers are in close proximity

  4. Gateways will log attendance in real-time providing general visibility of who was present on site


  • Provide a proactive system to support and condition workers to comply with social distancing

  • Limit the number of Subject 1s but also be able to identify them automatically when necessary

  • Passively collect worker interactions and duration to automate and digitize contact tracing efforts

  • Provide the information needed to guide COVID-19 protocols at essential facilities

  • Help businesses get back to normal operations with an easy-to-implement, user-friendly solution Arm businesses with a solution that supports measures to limit the spread of infection

Forizons has selected a few vendors to propose and set Social Distancing Tags to help clients to get back to work SAFELY and SURELY

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