Maintaining social distancing is key to holding large events under the restrictions of the health guidelines (known as “Purple Tag” in Israel) in these times of Covid-19.
By using an innovative and unique Israeli invention – Myzone KEEP YOUR DISTANCE – we can all observe our personal space and the required distancing. Our objective is to create an actionable standard for every social gathering with multiple participants – shopping centers, schools, concerts, protests and fairs.
“The Mobileye of Social Distancing”
When Covid-19 started propagating around the world, the World Health Organization determined three simple rules through which the spread of the pandemic can be restrained: covering the mouth and the nose by wearing masks, practicing good hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing. The first two rules are relatively easy to implement in society through awareness campaigns and enforcement. Observing social distancing is a much more complex task. People are used to being close to each other. This is a natural and uncontrollable urge – we Israelis can attest to that firsthand. Throughout history, when man ran into difficulties and challenges, he used technology to create tools to cope with these challenges.
A group of entrepreneurs, among whom General Staff Reconnaissance Unit – “Sayeret Matkal”- veterans and experts from the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, came together to meet the social distancing challenge. The overarching idea that was leading them is a small, simple effort by the individual that has a considerable effect on the general public.
If we as a society make use of tools that can facilitate keeping the restrictions for all of us, together we can bring life back to normal. Nine months of relentless development efforts have led to Myzone KEEP YOUR DISTANCE, an innovative and unique device that indicates the personal space of anyone wearing it by use of a laser beam.
The development team has created an effective device that is comfortable to use and easily adapts to any individual of any age. The laser beam marks out a bow shape on the ground, thereby reminds people around to keep distance in accordance with restrictions. When we wear the Myzone device, it serves as a constant reminder of the importance in maintaining social distancing.
On the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the traditional rally will take place at the Rabin Square. Holding the rally under Covid-19 restrictions is a particularly complex challenge. The organizers of the rally, the police and the Myzone KEEP YOUR DISTANCE entrepreneurs have decided to join hands to conduct a first-of-its-kind experiment. Participants in the rally will receive the Myzone devices that will help them in keeping personal space in an optimal fashion. The objective is to create a new standard that may be applied around the globe in all situations where a large number of participants meet together.