Amid a global pandemic, a start-up company in Belgium – Maggy – is set on a mission to develop a useful, affordable, and identity-blind social-distancing device in a short period. In this critical mission, Maggy has chosen Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth System in Package (SiP) module to develop and deliver this compact and wearable device, which warns users when the safety distance between people has been breached and therefore pose a risk of COVID-19 infection transfer.
Maggy generally targets organizations and workplace settings in industrial, logistical, and pharmaceutical industries, seeking to help protect both employees and visitors against COVID-19. This wearable device can be worn as a lanyard or be placed in the user’s pocket, which can easily be sensed through beeping and vibrating if the distance between people becomes too small to allow for social distancing. To learn more about how this device works, watch this short video:
It is important to note that Silicon Labs’ BGM13S Bluetooth® SiP Module plays an essential role in the high-performance accuracy of Maggy devices. The world’s smallest Bluetooth SiP module enables IoT device developers like Maggy to add Bluetooth to their designs effectively while meeting all regulatory certifications.
“IoT wireless technology can play a critical role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Saunders, Vice President of IoT Marketing and Applications at Silicon Labs. Indeed, the Maggy device is one great example of highly innovative yet cost-effective IoT solutions that is both timely and efficient in enforcing social distancing measures necessary to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks.