Social Distancing made smarter


As companies look to re-open their operations or enhance their social distancing protocols, ProGlove has added a new Proximity feature to the ProGlove Connect app for Android that works as a standalone application or in conjunction with MARK hands-free wearable scanners.


ProGlove Connect Proximity is a free application that helps businesses in warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and transportation to adhere to physical distancing measures and adapt their operations with worker safety top of mind. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals on a smartphone or tablet to triangulate the signal strength of nearby devices also running the app to approximate the distance between devices.


Getting started with ProGlove Connect Proximity is fast, easy, and free of charge, so you can quickly implement enhanced social distancing measures.


*ProGlove Connect Proximity requires a smartphone or tablet running Android version 6.0 or higher with support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). MARK wearable scanners are recommended to provide additional audible, visual, and haptic feedback to aid workers in loud environments but are not required.

Putting the worker first

Workers receive audible, optic LED light, and haptic vibration signals on their MARK wearable scanners when they are within a preset distance from other workers alerting them to observe social distancing measures taken by the company.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does ProGlove Connect Proximity sense the distance between workers?

A: ProGlove Connect Proximity uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals on the smartphone or tablet to triangulate the distance between nearby devices that are running the ProGlove Connect app with the ProGlove Connect Proximity beta. The strength of the signal is used to approximate the distance.


Q: What distance will trigger an alert?

A: The distance will be set to approximately 1.5m to 2.0m. Each device is slightly different and ProGlove experts will work with you to fi ne tune the settings within the app for your specifi c devices.


Q: Does Proximity work without the scanner ?

A: Yes. ProGlove Connect Proximity will work without the scanner, but the scanner offers the additional benefi t of audible, optic, and haptic feedback.


Q: Does Proximity work with the Gateway?

A: No. ProGlove Connect Proximity only works with the ProGlove Connect Proximity beta running on an Android device.


Q: What are the system requirements?

A: ProGlove Connect Proximity requires a smartphone or tablet running Android version 6.0 or higher with support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).


Q: Is the proximity sensor violating privacy rights of the workers?

A: No – we are currently developing the fi rst phase of the application where we just use the data local to the phone and no data is stored outside of the Android device. No one has access to the data.


Q: Where is the data stored?

A: Locally on the Android device .


Q: How accurate is the technology?

A: The accuracy of the technology depends on your devices and environment and might differ from use-case to use-case. The technology is intended to supplement and not replace your current COVID-19 protective measures.


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