We can all agree that the way we go about our lives has gone through multiple changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities around the world are making adjustments to daily routine to keep each other safe while continuing with necessary activities. One important aspect of our lives is education.
Our mother company, SeeedStudio received quite a number of requests for a device which would help remind kids about keeping a safe social distance so they could continue to learn face to face in a classroom & experience varied social interactions which are important to their development.
As kids return to school, it is a challenge for younger kids to remember & make a habit of keeping a social distance. Sometimes all we need So with our expertise in making kid friendly devices, we have brought together our resources to create Keepa – here’s a brief intro.
Keepa is a habit trainer that helps the user “Keep a ” safe social distance. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the WHO has issued a number of guidelines for the public to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19, one main suggestion is to “Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.”
Habits are formed one action at a time, and Keepa will provide the nudge in the right direction through a warning buzz, vibration or LED colors dependent on mode.
With an ultrasonic sensor, Keepa can detect people within 2m (which can be also toggled to 1m) to the front with a detection angle of ±15 degrees. Once a person is detected within that range, Keepa will display warning lights, emit a sound or vibrate to alert the user. The default safe distance is set to 2m, but this can be toggled to 1m by holding the Mode Button for about 5s.
Multiple Alert Modes
The built-in RGB LEDs, buzzer and vibration motor enable Keepa to issue different alerts which are most suited to the situation in which users wish to maintain a safe social distance. The default warning method is RGB LEDs displaying RED light when someone is within the defined safe social distance.
The alert modes can be toggled between displaying red warning lights, emitting a buzzer warning sound and vibration by pressing the Mode Button.
Multiple ways to wear Keepa
Keepa comes with an wrist strap and lanyard for ease of use. You can wear it on your wrist, hang it on your neck or attach it to a schoolbag.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Keepa comes with a rechargeable 410mAh li-ion battery, which enables standby operation of up to 10 hours or more (light warning mode). Users can use a micro-usb cable for charging.
Low Battery Indication : RGB LEDs blink yellow
Charging in Progress Indication : RGB LEDs blink blue
Charging Full Indication: RGB LEDs stay blue
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