Location: The Netherlands
The smart device uses sensors to measure distances between people.
Covid-19 can spread easily, which is evident from the rising number of worldwide cases. It is primarily spread through droplets produced by an infected person from coughing, talking, or even simply breathing. Many experts are recommending that people keep a physical distance of around two metres to reduce the chances of the virus spreading. However, that’s easier said than done, especially as people begin returning to work.
The SmartEagle is a small device that uses a network of optical sensors and artificial intelligence to detect when people are too close together. It sends the information via messaging services or website dashboards to alert people if a safe social distance is not being maintained.
The device can help managers organise better seating plans or review how people move around the workspace. For example, this would be useful if people start grouping in communal areas in the office at certain times. By using this type of technology, managers can help protect the health of their staff and try to keep businesses operating safely.
The SmartEagle won’t go to waste when things return to normal after the pandemic. The device was initially designed to offer insights on floor plans and staff movement so office space can be used effectively.