Makers of SubSafe debut innovative new social-distancing tool: Social Bands

June 24, 2020

The entrepreneurs who made their debut on Shark Tank with the popular SubSafe product have just launched their next great idea: Social Bands.

In light of the current social-distancing guidelines, Social Bands was created to help people feel more comfortable by providing them a way to silently communicate their distancing preferences. The bands are intended to be worn in places where large groups of people gather—at trade shows, in office buildings, in churches and on cruise ships, for example.

Social Bands are not only affordable, they also operate on a system that is easy to understand. The bands incorporate a red-, yellow-, and green-light color scheme, with the red indicating “no contact,” the yellow meaning “elbows only,” and the green inviting “high fives & handshakes.”

Whether it’s 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.

Ideally, the wristbands will be provided at convention center or business entrances (along with pop-up banners displayed for explanation), and the attendees/customers will be given the option to choose the color that best matches their preferences.

Similarly, Social Bands could be utilized in the workplace to show respectful distancing initiatives put in place by leadership. Wristbands would be provided to all employees and, in theory, everyone would start in the red zone, wearing the red bands. Employees could then progressively work toward the green zone at their own pace. Employees are encouraged to stay in red or yellow bands for as long as they prefer, or even indefinitely if they are immunocompromised or have personal reasons for doing so.

Social Bands are an innovative idea that has the potential to provide comfort to people during these tough times. The creators of Social Bands want people to know that we are all in this together.

“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.”

Please visit the Social Bands to learn more about the company and to see what options are available for your organization.