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Description

The product we have created is made to be a social distancing device. Primarily made for use in the workplace, this device will be a way of detecting whether employees are too close – breaching the advised social distancing range.
Under the case of each device, a user can find: a raspberry pi, LED, speaker and the required wiring.
Each of these components is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the device. Here’s why:
  • The raspberry pi uses our developed code to detect other versions of this device with a given range
  • When another device breaches the range of a given device, both devices will trigger.
  • When triggered, the device will flash its LEDs and emit a noise through the speaker
These small features come together remarkably to produce a device to keep people safe whilst working, without them needing to manually micromanage every move they make. The SD-ID is the perfect way to make sure employees are aware of their distancing and productivity, whilst recording any accidental infractions on those guidelines.

Challenges

We anticipate there to be many challenges in its initial launch, as covid restrictions and low budget restrict in depth testing in environments with many employees constantly moving and interacting.
We can assume our Bluetooth accuracy can become a problem in some environments and therefore to mitigate this challenge, with investment and profit we can be able to upgrade the current Bluetooth technology to something more fitting such as RFID or a higher powered Bluetooth emitter.
Another, more prevalent challenge would be marketability in the decline of covid. In order to be successful, we need to convince consumers of its potential for the future. While short term, it is useful. Consumers would assume it has no applications further. However, illness is still ramped and due to the pandemic, flu and similar illnesses are going to have increased spread and affect people seriously due to lower immune systems. As well as the inevitability of future viruses with pandemic potential