Vancouver’s Proxxi was born out of the need for better electrical safety in industrial settings.

Founded in 2015, Proxxi is dedicated to making electricity safe. Originally designed for utilities, Proxxi is now being used in construction, mining, manufacturing, and more.

In today’s world, workers have more than just electricity to worry about. A single untracked COVID-19 diagnosis on-site could mean a total site shutdown.

To keep job sites open, Proxxi has developed Halo.

Halo is a wrist-worn band that briefly vibrates to notify wearers that another band is within 6 feet (2 meters), reminding them of the need to maintain social distance. It is deployed to all personnel at a job site or workplace to help ensure a safe physical distance is maintained.

Halo wristbands are always on and always aware. Low-power operation means that workers have reliable, safe-distance monitoring all day long without needing to drain their smartphone battery.

In addition to actively alerting workers to keep social distance, Halo also handles private contact tracing by keeping records of interactions with other bands. Managers can then see which bands have been in contact, when, and how many times.

In the case of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can use this data internally to trace specific workers who may need testing and quarantine.

Proxxi’s Halo will be available starting May 4, 2020.