Funding boost for smart sensor helping businesses maintain social distancing

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Machine learning company PointGrab has secured £3.4m of investment to accelerate the roll out of its workplace social distancing system.

The smart sensors manufactured has developed a platform designed to allow organisations to count, track the flow and locate people at individual desks, on floors or across an entire campus. It alerts users when social distancing measures are breached.

Additionally, the system features cleaning and sanitation measures to help make offices Covid secure. Indoor navigation, ‘find my colleague’ and desk booking tools are included to support hybrid seating and working practices, helping colleagues return to offices safely.

The platform also features smart analytics to provide insights about the usage of real estate.

This latest round of funding, led by venture capitalists EMV Capital, will allow the company to target new deployments.

Doron Shachar, PointGrab CEO, said: “PointGrab will use this investment to consolidate our position as a leader in the growing smart office market segment, and continue to service Fortune 500 and other industry leader clients.

“Our platform enables creative and stress-free working environments by providing real-time data and flexibility to employers, compliant with new health and safety regulations.”

“PointGrab is expanding to help its customers adjust to this new business landscape, accelerating the return to business as usual, while reducing public health risk.”

The solution is currently available in over 200 locations in 40 countries.

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