Intelligent Face Mask Crosses the Language Barrier A Japanese robotics company creates a smart face mask that can translate speech into eight languages using an embedded microphone, artificial intelligence, and a smartphone.  
IoT Office Solutions Help with Cleanliness, Social Distancing As more businesses and retail stores start to bring back workers from the COVID-19 lockdown, social distancing is becoming an important consideration of workplace safety. New IoT office solutions aim to help facility managers monitor cleanliness, manage workspace occupancy, and prevent overcrowding in communal areas.   
Companies Turn to Wearable IoT Technology to Safeguard Workers Wearable technologies provide companies with an easy way to ensure social distancing, prevent group clustering, and provide contact tracing as employees return to the workplace. New technologies are flexible enough to work in the factory, office, or in the field.
Interactive Digital Signs Offer Extra Value During Pandemic High-tech meets sustainability and functionality in the growing digital sign market. During the pandemic, digital signs everywhere lit up, offering valuable communications such as transportation schedules, real-time wait times for medical care, and vital public health messages.  
Location and Mobility Tracking May Become a Valuable Aid in Virus Control Cell phone location data is being used to map the path of Covid-19 and alert citizens to interactions with potential carriers. New solutions coming soon will test contract-tracing software for cell phones, while other solutions are using location data and wearables to assess the effectiveness of lockdown orders.  
Smart Glasses: Connecting the Hands-on Workforce The ideas generated from the development of smart glasses are making a comeback, this time in the form of industrial wearables for the connected workforce.