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Simon Babes, Director of Analytics at Movement Strategies, considers the opportunities presented by the growing amount of location data now being generated by networks and sensors in an increasingly “smart” world.
Senior Analyst, Aidan Mcinerney, talks to Location Sciences about how location intelligence was gathered from crowd movements during a North London derby (Tottenham v Arsenal) at Wembley Stadium.
Simon Babes, Managing Director of Movement Strategies, examines the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the movement of people and assets around a building.
How can we better calculate evacuation times in hospitals and healthcare facilities? This article discusses the key issues, latest research, and technologies being developed to tackle this problem.
So what causes people to give in to panic and decide to behave in such a dangerous way in crowds? The answer is, they don’t. “One of the biggest misconceptions about crowds is that they panic,” says Simon Ancliffe.
The application of people movement analytics will become more important to cities and places within them.
Aoife Hunt uses maths to work out ways to evacuate buildings safely in emergencies
With security at unprecedented levels, people movement and security experts Simon Babes and Fathi Tarada review the lessons learned from the February firebomb attack on the Hong Kong MTR.
Kat Steinberg, Associate Director for Sports + Events at Movement Strategies, explains how standing in stadia has evolved, and underlines the value of gathering and analysing crowd event data.
Smart cities run on data to provide and refine services, which enhance the quality of citizens' lives, but personal privacy may be infringed.
The increased threat to stadia and other crowded places requires a holistic evidence-based approach to enhance the security screening process. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice, Berlin and Istanbul emphasise a terrorist focus on crowded places in Europe, increasingly adopting methods used and refined elsewhere around the world.
The effective deployment of big data analytics has the potential to redefine how businesses target and interact with consumers and key stakeholders.
Next week’s proposed strike action is yet again set to cause travel misery across the capital. However, amidst the inevitable swathe of discontent as commuters take to crowded buses, bikes, and hit the pavement in a desperate bid to make it into the office, we should take this opportunity to look at the bigger picture.
As UK plc begins to count the economic impact of today’s tube strike, questions of how we got to a place where stations are being evacuated and queues snake round some of Europe’s largest stations and when - not if - this will happen again, must be asked.