Amazon is testing a wearable device that notifies fulfillment center workers when they’re violating social distancing rules. The device is a clear plastic sleeve with a clip that features an LED light and audio system, according to a memo seen by CNBC.
When workers are too close to one another, the wearable emits a loud beeping noise and the light flashes. Amazon’s facility in Kent, Washington, will begin deploying the device starting Wednesday, according to a private online group for warehouse workers.
So far, Amazon is testing the device with daytime warehouse workers. Employees can pick up the wearable from stations located throughout their facility and will receive instructions on how to use the it.