January 18, 2022
Amazon Warehouse Distance Assistant Helps Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Amazon is Using these Technologies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in its Warehouses

Amazon is using a combination of technologies in its warehouses to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus between employees…

The global pandemic continues to present problems to many businesses. And, it’s not just small, independent businesses, either. Mega-chains and international entities are too coping with the health crisis and the ensuing economic fallout. So, in order to get operations back to normal production standards, companies are relying on various technologies to keep their workers safe.

Amazon Warehouse ‘Distance Assistant’ Helps Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Since the first emergence of the worldwide epidemic, major changes had been taking place around corporations. From a technological aspect, e-commerce giant Amazon has deployed new tools that alert warehouse workers to follow proper distancing.

The company’s new “Distance Assistant” combines hardware and software to help keep people safe. (Specifically, a screen, depth sensors, and AI-enabled camera.) These collectively track warehouse employees’ movements and give the workers feedback in real-time.

When team members are closer than six feet from one another, circles around their feet flash red on the screen. This sets off a warning to move to a safe distance apart. The devices are self-contained. That means, the safety assistants can be deployed quickly where needed and moved about on-demand.

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