Trying to maintain proper social distancing isn't always easy. Are you sure that you're 6 feet away from others at all times? Well Amazon hopes to help with the introduction of 'Distance Assistant', open source software that provides real-time feedback about where you stand. Literally.
How it works
When people walk past the camera, the monitor shows if they are within 6 feet of each other. If they are, they will be highlighted with a green circle and if they are not, they will be highlighted with a red circle. This gives individuals an immediate visual cue to help them maintain proper distance from others.
It's not just for Amazon
Amazon tested Distance Assistant in a few of their buildings and after positive employee feedback, will be deploying hundreds of units to more of their facilities over the next few weeks.
But Amazon isn't just making it available to their own employees. They are offering the software to individuals and businesses for free. All you need is a computer, monitor, and camera. You can download Distance Assistant here.
Going the distance
Unfortunately, it looks like social distancing will be the norm for quite a while. Businesses especially will have to adapt and adjust how they operate. What do you think about Distance Assistant? Do you think businesses should implement this or something similar for their employees and/or customers? Do you think it would be impactful in helping keep people safe? What other effective safety solutions have you seen businesses implement for their employees and/or customers? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.