In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gurgaon-based startup Paribandh Options has launched a proximity sensing gadget to allow social distancing. The gadget, named Raksh, is a standalone pager-sized unit that may be worn on a wrist as a pendant or clipped to the belt. The gadget has 360-degree proximity sensor which allows detection of comparable units in its proximity and as quickly as two or extra units come inside proximity, it warns customers to keep up distance. The warning is delivered by way of a mixture of sound alarm, vibration and an LED.
The gadget is a plug-and-play resolution and focused at employees, professionals and college students. It may be deployed in a number of environments together with manufacturing models, buying malls, colleges, academic establishments, cinema halls, airports, building websites, monetary establishments, corporates, authorities workplaces and public transport.
“As per WHO, social distancing is the one resolution to cut back the unfold of the virus until a vaccine is developed. Whereas organisations have issued tips to allow social distancing at workplaces, our expertise is constructed to allow implementation of those tips,” mentioned Harmeet Gulati, founder and managing director of Paribandh Options.
Raksh will likely be accessible in several variations to swimsuit the wants of end-users. The bottom model is constructed for lots in a rugged and sturdy kind with loud alert mechanism for noisy workplaces. Raksh Junior is focused at youngsters and college students with soothing warning tones, engaging color choices and knowledge log for screening by mother and father.
The premium model (iRaksh) of the gadget will include an LCD display and a physique temperature sensor. It’ll alert consumer in case of elevated temperature ranges and may help in early detection of COVID-19 circumstances. Each gadget could have a novel gadget ID and can keep a report of interactions between units to allow efficient contact tracing.
The enterprise resolution will include superior options together with cloud-based real-time notifications, knowledge log for contact tracing, hands-free attendance resolution and behavior evaluation to allow social distancing norms.
“We checked out current options and realised that these options have limitations and never sensible for the environment,” mentioned Gulati. “For instance, infrared based mostly resolution is unidirectional and unable to distinguish between a human and an object.
Different app-based options require a smartphone with Bluetooth and placement settings which is able to drain the battery quicker and received’t work in manufacturing models, name centres or academic institutes the place smartphones are restricted.”
In distinction, Raksh is constructed to work in all environments and its proximity settings will be customised to native authorities rules, he mentioned. The startup has already examined the gadget and initiated manufacturing. It plans to ramp up the manufacturing as quickly because the lockdown ends and has began inviting curiosity from organisations eager to deploy the answer.