He Covid-19 It has impacted on the most diverse aspects of daily life, imposing a series of hygiene and social distance measures with which we will have to live during this “normality”. In the midst of this complex context, entrepreneurs Dayane Galvis and Tatiana Salamanca have created what can become a useful protection against the expansion of Covid-19: the smart necklace and bracelet 2VIBBES, which thanks to a powerful sensor allows maintaining the so-called “recommended social distance” (2 meters).
Dayane Galvis has explained in declarations to ABC that the idea came to her during her stay in the native Colombia, where she suffered the rigors of confinement by Covid-19, «when we started going out, there was only one day a week, it was than people didn’t know what a meter was: We are very close, just a few centimeters, and we already say that there is a distance ».
Graduated in Economics and with more than a decade installed in Spain, together with her current partner Tatiana they created the 2VIBBES bracelet and necklace, as well as the startup of the same name – “2 VIBBES”– based in Toledo. “He spent three months just programming so that the prototype only detected humans, not trees or movements,” he said. Specifically, the necklace has an infrared that detects human movement less than two meters emitting a vibration and a Led light to its wearer. For its part, the collar has a lower radius of action than the collar and adds to all of the above a body temperature detector that activates when it exceeds 37 degrees.
Asked about the applications that both products could have, Galvis has commented that «The bracelet can be used more closely – 1.3 meters – for a meeting in a closed place and regarding the necklace, we see it more industrially for events within supermarkets, banks or hospitals inclusive », he pointed out. In this sense, he believes that they could be delivered to the entrance for later return. In both cases, the other person does not need to carry a similar product and has an autonomy of eight hours.
For all of the above, it has had the support of Castilla-La Mancha Financial Institute and they already have their sights set on applying for two incubators. Asked about the future of this startup, Galvis added that they are in the phase of gathering financing to proceed with its massive commercialization in Spain and Colombia. “We have focused on a low cost product, which is one of the competitive advantages we have compared to other products launched on the occasion of Covid ”, added the co-founder of 2VIBBES. For now, she pointed out, the project is having a favorable reception among private investors.
Precisely, the co-founder of 2VIBBES has confessed, the greatest difficulties so far have been in the technical field. «We are going step by step solving everything: we want everything to come out as soon as possible so we can participate in the moment we are in », he explained, already looking towards future technical improvements and financing (“without money you cannot create anything”).
In any case, from this small startup, they have claimed that their prototypes do not involve any intrusion on privacy They are not traceable and it is possible to turn it on or off without any problem.