Amazon is testing a wearable device that will alert warehouse workers when they are violating social distancing rules. In addition, Amazon is experimenting with cameras equipped with social distancing software to improve safety.
The data collected from these technologies will help with contact tracing if the need arises. Amazon has already made some workers responsible for monitoring social distancing for warehouses nationwide in an effort to minimize virus spread.
- High tech social distancing (June 20, 2020, Reuters)
- From NASA to Covid-19 Social-Distancing Gadget? (June 19, 2020, Bloomberg QuickTake News)
This post is based on the CNBC article, Amazon is testing a wearable device that lights up and beeps when warehouse workers get too close to each other, by Annie Palmer, June 16, 2020, and the YouTube videos in the Spotlight. Image source: Trio Images/Getty Images
1. What are the additional benefits to Amazon by improving worker safety?
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