VIL Testkit Social Distancing Alarms

Social distancing measures continue to play an important role in controlling COVID-19. It is a major challenge for production companies, retailers and logistics service providers to always maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between their operators. That is why VIL has made test kits with social distancing alarms available to companies with logistics operations.



status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

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.


The aim of this project was to support companies with logistics operations in the accelerated and safe deployment of their employees, both indoors and outdoors, by means of technology that allows to control and maintain social distancing.

  • Public report in which more than 1000 test results have been processed, so that companies can use these devices in their operations based on the lessons learned.
  • Overview of suppliers ‘social distancing alarms’ (period April-June 2020).



Practical details

Start: April 2020
Total lead time: 4 months


The report is only available in Dutch. You can download it here.


Here you can find an overview of the suppliers.

Would you like to know more? 

Contact Dirk Jocquet (




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