Social distancing wearable company completes twenty commercial trials
Published: 6 January 2021 - Rachael Morling
Tended has announced that its social distancing wearable has completed twenty successful trials with some of the UK’s leading manufacturers and infrastructure providers. The organisations now using Tended’s technology include Babcock, Scottish Water, Siemens and Tellent and the Safety tech company is now onboarding more.
The wearable was launched in May for companies working in construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics that had suspended operations and sent their workers home because they couldn’t effectively enforce safe distancing measures. Since then Tended has helped over 5,000 essential workers, keeping projects running and workers safe.
Using an ultra-wideband proximity sensor, Tended can automatically notify workers if they come within a pre-set distance of each other. It is also capable of accurate contact tracing should someone be diagnosed with the virus, alerting all employees who have been close to this individual two weeks before the diagnosis.
The company has recently opened a Behavioural Science arm to the business, working with customers during the implementation period of its social distancing wearable. Advising on how employees will connect and engage with the technology to ensure that they are willing participants in their own safety behaviours.
Leo Scott Smith Tended CEO and Founder said: “I’m delighted with the success of the trials that have supported world-leading companies through the pandemic, enabling workers to remain safe. We wanted to achieve fast development and deployment because companies needed to act as soon as possible. We’re happy to announce we’ve achieved this and look forward to working alongside more companies to develop our ground-breaking technology, while delivering outstanding service to those customers who have worked with us to bring our solution to market.”