KINETIC Reflex adds Safety Features to Protect Industrial Workers from Covid-19

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The KINETIC Reflex is a discrete smart wearable that is worn on belts or waistbands of industrial workers. It automatically detects unsafe work postures and provides users with real-time feedback to reduce injuries and create better work habits.

The Reflex was recently updated with two features designed to keep workers safe from Covid-19.

  • Automated Proximity Alerts — notify workers with a light vibration whenever they come within close contact of each other. This helps create awareness on proper social distancing practices and allows workers to limit their amount of close interactions, reducing the chance of exposure.
  • Contact Tracing – a new tool in the Reflex software analytics platform enables managers to easily identify contacts between workers. If a worker tests positive for the virus, management can protect their workforce by generating a report of everyone who could have potentially been exposed, as well as the duration of the contact.

Iron Mountain, the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, recently piloted the two new KINETIC Reflex features, automated proximity alerts and contact tracing. The additional functionality enhances the company’s existing social distancing protocols and allows employees to continue to protect themselves and others.

Wearables will become a very important part of Pandemic Tech. Other wearable solutions that we have covered in the past include Radiussafe, Guardhat and Eurofins, MākuSafe, Safe Spacer and a Wearable Bandage to Continuously Tracks Covid-19 Symptoms.