In Picanol’s assembly department in Ieper (Belgium), a new technology, developed by the strategic research center Flanders Make, was introduced. A wearable device guarantees the social distance of 1.5 meters between the workers. “As soon as the Coronavirus crisis arose, we immediately started to make adaptations. We have changed our work instructions and made sure that different signs were placed. But we wanted to take it one step further and started to look for new technologies that could help employees to ensure they maintain the social distancing rules. This small device warns our employees when they are coming too close to each other,” explains Geert Ostyn, Senior Vice President Picanol Group.