Ford has developed vibrating bracelets to help maintain proper distance between people during the coronavirus pandemic. Testing has already begun on a group of volunteers at the Michigan plant, according to Bloomberg.
The only function of the device is to warn that a safe distance has been violated. The vibration starts when the distance between the two bracelets is reduced to six feet (1.83 meters). According to the rules introduced in the United States, such a distance must be observed by people to combat the spread of coronavirus.
- If testing is successful, Ford plans to begin mass production of the bracelets when all of the company's factories are back to full operation. This will not happen until mid-May.
- Ford completely stopped making cars during the pandemic, and now several American factories are producing respirators, ventilators and other medical equipment. All workers of enterprises are required to fill out forms on the state of their health and the health of loved ones on a daily basis, and in enterprises they regularly measure the temperature of employees using non-contact thermometers.