Insight SiP, the designer and manufacturer of ultra-miniaturized electronic components, has launched the "Security Bubble Covid-19" an electronic device which generates virtual barriers around each wearer.

The device is intended to help wearers to comply with governments’ health and safety recommendations to protect their citizens from contamination by Covid-19 and is suitable for a variety of workplaces from factories, to pubs, restaurants and galleries.

The "Security Bubble Covid-19" wearable device can take the form of an electronic tag. In a given space, each person, equipped with a tag, generates an individual invisible "Security Bubble" to help them keep their physical distancing. The device can be programmed to meet social distancing recommendations from 1m to 2m to avoid contagion.

The "Security Bubble" uses a low power level microwave radio pulse technology to recognise its position in relation to other "Security Bubbles" with an accuracy of just a few centimetres. Each Security Bubble automatically interacts with its neighbouring Security Bubbles, so when the Security Bubbles are too close to each other, they collide and an alarm alerts the wearers of the devices.

Thanks to the miniaturization provided by Insight SiP, the electronics can be integrated into many products such as portable identification tags, bracelets, security equipment, clothing, hard hats for construction.

The Security Bubbles do not capture any personal data and conform to GDPR regulations. If required, it is possible to adapt the Security Bubbles to retrieve data and allow tracking by integrating data storage software into the tags.

The Security Bubble uses existing technologies which already function in other applications.

It is comparable to the invisible perimeter safety barriers implemented at swimming pools and the invisible safety barriers employed in industry to warn workers of an unauthorised entry into a machine or robot operating area.

Instead of infrared light beams as in the examples above, Security Bubble devices use low power radio waves.