IIM-Kozhikode develops ‘Veli Band’ for ensuring social distancing

IIM-Kozhikode develops ‘Veli Band’ for ensuring social distancing

  • The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode based incubated startup Qual5 India Pvt.Ltd has developed a wearable hand band Known as the “Veli Band”.
  • The band will help in maintaining social distancing by sending out an alarm in case of proximity with another person.
  • The band momentarily vibrates, sounds buzzer, and flashes LED simultaneously to notify wearers that another band is within 3 feet (1 metre), reminding them of the need to maintain social distance.
  • The device, to be worn on the wrist, can anonymously keep track of interactions with other devices and thus not only help in maintaining a safer workplace but also aid in tracking employee movements in real-time.
  • Chairman of IIM-K: A. Vellayan.
  • IIM-K Headquarters: Kozhikode, Kerala.

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