Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode develops wearable hand band to ensure social distancing

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K), has developed a wearable hand band know as Veli Band, that helps in maintaining social distancing by sending out alarm in case of proximity with another person.

Veli Band helps implement social distancing and location/contact tracing.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.

Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, "IIMK has always been at the forefront supporting women in business. Veli band is an example of women emerging not just as business leaders and founders but also as innovators, if appropriate opportunity and support is provided by institutions and society at large."

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