Lopos SafeDistance is a small, light and portable device that measures the distance to other SafeDistance sensors in real time to help ensure sufficient space between employees.
As soon as the preconfigured diameter of, for example one and a half meters, is not respected, the wearable emits a sound signal and a vibrating signal and an optional LED lights up to notify you that more distance is required.
Care and nursing homes
The SafeDistance wearable was developed and commercialised by Belgian start-up Lopos, based on R&D by Ghent University and imec. Lopos is a spin-off from imec, Ghent University and the IDLab research group. It was founded in 2019 by a team of engineers and researchers.
Since SafeDistance uses ultra-wideband technology (UWB) instead of Bluetooth, it’s much more accurate and faster. With Bluetooth, the margin of error is 2 to 5 metres, while with UWB it is a maximum of 15 cm. This means SafeDistance really notices the difference between 1.50 m and 1.65 m, whereas Bluetooth only recognises the difference between 1.5 and 3.5 metres at best. If you select 1.65 m distance in your configuration settings, you can be absolutely certain that anyone who comes closer than 1.5 m will be signaled to keep more distance by sound and vibration, and an optional LED light.