Maintaining Social Distancing in Pandemic Using Smartphones With Acoustic Waves

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The awareness of "social distancing'' is something we have heard because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Second wave of COVID-19 is started, and maintaining social distance and managing our psychological and physical well-being are the new challenges today. We are constantly reminded to maintain a safe distance from other people around us to stop the spread of COVID-19. But what if there was any solution that could make us aware if someone is in your social distance radius and alert us to maintain enough distance? Our article describes a solution using smartphones that delivers near-field peer-to-peer communication by using the present hardware to convert the messages in sound waves.


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