Public sport events, cultural fairs and folk festivals attract large crowds in cities. Dangerous situations may occur due to the large number of people. This forms the basis for the research project "Safety in urban enviroments: Crowd monitoring, prediction and decision support", in short S²UCRE. The aim of the three-year project is to provide the emergency services with helpful information for the safety of the event by means of video evaluation and situation presentation. What is special about S²UCRE is that it tries to take a brief look into the future by simulating human movements and thus, for example, to prevent critical densities of people even before they arise.
Together with the consortium partners, Fraunhofer IOSB contributed to these project results with the departments IAD and VID:
- Video-based recording and analysis of crowds (crowd monitoring) in distributed urban environments - especially for density estimation and motion analysis of large crowds (no observation of individuals)
- For the overall architecture, a privacy by design concept was developed and implemented for optimal protection of data subjects' rights.
- Early detection of security-critical activities and situations through live monitoring, supported by short-term simulations.
- Efficient command and control through an intuitively designed common situation display with the help of the Digital Map Table DigLT; improved coordination between different rescue and emergency forces through the exchange of situation information and location data
- Dynamic software-supported situation assessment and, in the event of an impending crisis, decision support for planning escape routes and personnel deployment.