In the supply chain, a lot of people work in close contact with each other. Loading and unloading trucks, order picking, sorting, value added logistics,…. Keeping sufficient distance while performing these tasks is not easy. Many employers do not know how to offer sufficient guarantees and the fear of being infected remains. This was clear from the continuous monitoring of logistics needs by the Logistics Resilience Task Force, which VIL coordinates.
In consultation with the Logistics Resilience Taskforce, a shortlist was drawn up of Belgian / Flemish technology players who have developed a deliverable wearable that monitors the distance rule. The technology (UWB vs. BLE) and maturity vary, but all wearables emit an audible and / or vibration signal in case of violation.
VIL made a test kit with various wearables available to companies with logistics operations to test them in practice.