PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The entrepreneurs who made their debut on Shark Tank with the SubSafe product have just launched their newest idea—Social Bands.
With current social-distancing guidelines, Social Bands was created to help people feel more comfortable by providing a way to silently communicate their distancing preferences. The bands are intended to be worn in places where large groups of people gather—such as trade shows, office buildings, churches, and cruise ships.
The bands incorporate a red, yellow, and green-light color scheme, with the red indicating ‘no contact,’ yellow meaning ‘elbows only,’ and the green inviting ‘high fives and handshakes.’
Whether at a convention center or in the workplace, Social Bands allow people to communicate their social-distancing stance without having to have the awkward conversation. When an employee or customer is wearing red, others know to take the distancing very seriously.
The wristbands could be provided at convention center or business entrances (along with pop-up banners displayed for explanation), and attendees/customers will be given the option to choose the color best matching their preferences.
Similarly, Social Bands could be used in the workplace to show respectful distancing initiatives put in place by leadership.
“This is new and uncharted territory for all of us,” said Desiree Haller, co-founder of Social Bands. “And while most of us are ready to get back to business, we need to find new ways to be considerate — especially to those who are immunocompromised or have a loved one who is.”