Amazon has introduced a new Distance Assistant which will provide their employees with live feedback on social distancing via a 50-inch monitor, a camera and a local computing device.
In a video filmed at an Amazon warehouse in Washington, where the Distance Assistant device is set up, employees are seen walking in high-traffic areas, past monitors with mounted cameras. As they walk past the cameras, a monitor displays live video to show if they are within 6 feet of one another -- which is indicated by green circles -- while those who are closer together are highlighted with red circles.
So far, Amazon has already installed these units in a handful of its buildings and has received positive employee feedback. They plan to deploy hundreds more in its facilities over the next few weeks.
What do you think? Could you see your office using the Distance Assistant? Let us know!
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...