COVID-19, with a high R0 factor (represents how many people on average a person with the virus infects), is highly potent and contagious, and can spread unchecked if social distancing measures are not strictly implemented.
With lockdowns imposed, most businesses in the retail industry have been forced to slow down, as they struggle with various premises of changing workforce. However, certain essential services and utilities, like supermarkets, hospitals, banks, airports, operations, and field services, among others, continue to remain functional with reduced resources.
Creating a zero-contact, safe premise, in line with government norms, can be a crucial differentiator for businesses in the retail industry to stay competitive during the pandemic.
Successfully implementing social distancing on these premises is critical to stemming the spread of the virus.
This needs robust IoT solutions and round-the-clock, live monitoring of people’s movement on the premises to ensure adherence to these norms. With strict data privacy laws in play, the organizations must be careful not to infringe upon end-user privacy.
The Live Social Distancing Monitoring (LSDM) solution by IoT WoRKSTM combines radar sensors, AI models, and easily retrofittable, distributed architecture that can provide real-time locational insights on people’s movements, identify potential hotspots, generate alerts that can help businesses proactively optimize their operations, monitor crowds, and ensure disease-free premises.
The Live Social Distancing Monitoring (LSDM) solution uses radar sensors, among other technologies, to enable businesses to automate social distancing, thus reimagining zero-contact premises, helping restore business continuity and operational profitability. Most important, it ensures real-time monitoring and the maintenance of people and workforce safety.
This disruptive pandemic has shown us that humans are the most essential resource for any industry. The LSDM directly impacts human lives, not only on premises, but also on families of the workforce. For industries struggling to meet bottom lines, the solution can restore business normalcy, break the chain of infection on premises, and minimize human costs by positively impacting the society, customer, and workforce safety and morale, and ultimately, the image of the brand.