Shipping now, the new FCC and CE cleared device gives confidence and peace of mind to the UK workforce and employers
London and Cambridge, June 2020: Equivital, the company that develops professional
wearable technology, today announced the launch of eqWave, a wearable social distancing
device which enables workers to return to work with confidence.
Developed with staff safety in mind, the compact eqWave device works out-of-the-box,
alerting personnel if they’re within 2 metres of each other. The alerting distance is
configurable and can be changed in line with current government guidelines. eqWave can be
worn anywhere, even with PPE, and uses highly accurate Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio and
Bluetooth technology to detect other devices and measure the distance between them.
The device offers 360-degree coverage and if there is an infringement it will alert the wearer
via a bright LED and haptic vibration that someone else is within 2-metres. In these
unprecedented times, eqWave offers employers the ability to provide a safer working
environment for staff so that they can confidently adhere to social distancing guidelines while
“We wanted to support employers to be able to bring their teams back to work safely,” said
Anmol Sood, CEO Equivital. “An organisation has a duty of care for its workforce. eqWave
is an added measure in ensuring their safety and well-being. Our team identified a way in
which we could support the fight against Covid-19 and have then developed and deployed
the eqWave device within record time to support staff returning to work.”
The accompanying eqWave partner app will offer ‘over the air’ firmware updates and access
to new features such as contact tracing. In addition, organisations can build the eqWave into
their existing systems, thanks to the API being made available for 3rd party integration.
Features of the eqWave include:
- High accuracy
- No additional infrastructure requirement
- Simple user interface with two modes of alerting
- Small form factor & lightweight (50g)
- Configurable - if the social distancing guidelines are reviewed
- Cost-effective to deploy and scale across an organisation
The eqWave has FCC and CE Clearance and is available to order in from Equivital, with
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Equivital develops professional wearable products.
Equivital’s leading software and technology provide exceptional human insights,
incorporating real-time biometric data capture, smart data management, analysis tools and
data storage capabilities. Equivital’s Black Ghost ecosystem of products enables real-time
health, safety and performance monitoring of human teams.
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