RETAILERS GET HELP CHECKING TEMPERATURES FASTER
The iDISPLAY Thermometer is a new digital solution to allow quick temperature monitoring for those entering retail establishments; it operates with infrared thermopile technology. Anyone entering with a temperature over 100.4 degrees (a threshold fever for possible COVID-19) or higher will be discreetly notified via a screen, and a store employee will also be alerted. The device works with facemasks on and might help combat pandemic anxiety once shelter-in-place restrictions are fully lifted. It is designed to be used at retail stores, bars, gyms and even offices. We might be seeing a precursor to the new normal of entering a place of business.
WORKPLACES ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS MAINTAINED
As countries and workplaces reopen, we are seeing lots of innovation for ways to assist workers in maintaining necessary distance. To help companies ensure that their employees keep a safe social distance, Rombit of Germany has introduced the Romware Covid Radius digital bracelet. Wearers will “feel a vibration” and see a warning light if they get too close to another worker, while supervisors can be alerted if too many employees are congregating in one area. The bracelets will also be able to trace the people with whom an infected person has had contact.
QUARANTINE FASHION DESIGNED TO STAY INDOORS
In France, fashion designers Services Généraux have developed a line of “indoor fashion” including hoodies and t-shirts that should only be worn at home. Each basic piece comes adorned with language such as “designed to not be seen” and the logos of in-demand brands including Zoom, Barilla, Diet Coke, PS4 and more. The pieces are meant to help commemorate this unique time and allow wearers to flaunt their “quarantine pride.” All proceeds from the collection will be donated to the World Health Organization.