As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Social Distancing Smartwatches Help Restore Workplace Confidence

Austin-based technology company Radiant RFID helps get Americans back to work across key industries

Many of the world’s largest factories, offices, and film production studios are turning to technology to provide employees peace of mind by implementing proper social distancing and safety procedures in the workplace. Radiant RFID, an Austin-based technology solutions company, is deploying return-to-work strategies for companies in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural, CPG, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical industries. Radiant’s solution uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and a smartwatch to detect and encourage proper social distancing through real-time notifications.

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Initially developed in response to COVID-19 and the need to restart factory assembly lines, Radiant’s solution is now available to help offices, businesses and organizations reduce interactions and maintain safety practices through automated social distancing notifications and contact tracing. On average, workplaces using Radiant’s solution see a 65% decrease in employee interactions within one week of implementation.

Workers receive real-time notifications via vibrations and color-coded messages on company-issued wearables to notify them of proximity to coworkers. Employers can review workplace interaction history, and the resultant contact tracing can help avoid work stoppages and improve adherence to local, industry and CDC guidelines.

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“We put our 15 years of experience in helping big businesses and state governments solve problems into action to develop, prototype and roll out automated contact tracing and social distancing technology,” said Kenneth Ratton, co-founder and CEO of Radiant. “Within a matter of weeks, we deployed a solution to help Americans returning to work in critical industries producing PPE and medical equipment for healthcare workers. Today, we have thousands of people using the solution in the workplace and are expanding our capabilities to support the nation’s return-to-work strategy.”

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