CrowdLED, a radio controller wearable provider, will be launching its latest CrowdRanger social distancing wearable designed to help maintain social distancing guidelines for the event participants.
The innovation will be available for purchase or rental later this month.
CrowdRanger based on the localisation technology senses when the other CrowdRanger devices are within a chosen range.
When two or more devices are nearer the proximity area or have broken the safety circle, then the wearer is alerted via light, vibration and sound notifying them to keep the safe distance.
The wearable band is based on ultra-wideband technology that delivers higher accuracy. These bands can also be adjusted as per the Government norms of social distancing for various countries.
“Wearables free up users to focus on conducting business instead of their surroundings,” said Tobias van der Horst, Account Manager at The Netherlands-based CrowdLED.
Adding to this, he explains “We wanted to wait until the coronavirus was over, but now that the virus is getting worse around the globe, we wanted to help and make sure the future of events is secured so we created CrowdRanger.”
CrowdRanger will be available in two versions: the Pro version and the Lite version.
The Pro version keeps track of other CrowdRangers that enter the safety circle to allow connection post-event, while the Lite is anonymous and do not collect data. The wearable band is rechargeable and does not require any battery and router to operate.
However, for the technology to be effective everyone in the event should be wearing the band. The businesses can rent the CrowdRanger for 2-week rental programmes.
As social distancing is a part of the new reality, having such technology can be seen as a hope for the organisers and planners to execute a safe and healthy environment for the people attending the events.