The cathedral is one of the most iconic sites in Florence.
The cathedral is one of the most iconic sites in Florence. Image: Bruce Stokes CC BY SA 2.0

Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence is offering wearable social distancing gadgets to visitors

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is reopening shortly after being closed during the lockdown since March 10.

The small wearable sensors are a first for a museum in the world.  It’s attached to a ribbon that can be worn around a person’s neck and will beep, vibrate and flash when social distancing guidelines are breached i.e. when visitors get within a range of two metres (6.5 feet) of each other. The devices are anonymous, keeping the visitor data safe.

Read more on Lonely Planet.

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