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Crowd Density Monitoring Achieved through advanced mmWave radar technology

MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCE

As the world begins to ease restrictions, we must work to minimize any contribution to the spread of COVID-19 and take proactive measures in support of our communities.
Social distancing is part of our new normal, and stores, banks, hospitals and other public venues have a responsibility to protect both staff and patrons by monitoring and maintaining occupancy to prevent a second wave.

mmWave radar technology enables accurate counts of people entering and leaving a space, providing a reliable understanding of the changing environment around us.

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THE LIMITATIONS OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY

The PIR infrared human motion sensor is cheap, but the disadvantage is that it cannot detect stationary people. When the people in the room have limited motion or do not move, it will cause detection errors. In addition, large changes to an air conditioner, ventilation fan, and temperature difference between indoor and outdoor rooms can cause false alarms.

Infrared ranging sensors are generally installed above the toilet seat and determine whether someone is occupied by the change of ranging. The disadvantage of this scheme is that the range is short, the accuracy is low, and the recognition of objects is not accurate. This is why it is prone to false alarms and the installation height is limited to 2 meters.

The single-point ranging laser sensor  is a relatively novel sensing method, similar to the infrared ranging sensor. It is also installed directly above the toilet to detect the change in the distance of the obstacle to determine whether it is occupied. The problem of the single-point ranging laser sensor is that the detection range is small and it can only cover the area of ​​the 3-5cm radius circle directly below the sensor. Therefore, when personnel deviates from the outside, the detection will be invalid. In addition, this will also bring challenges to the actual project layout, because there are usually other facilities such as lights, exhaust fans, etc. above the toilet, resulting in more requirements and restrictions in actual construction.

 CASE STUDY: PEOPLE COUNTING & TRACKING DURING COVID-19

“At the beginning of the pandemic, our customers were uneasy not knowing how many people were or weren’t in the gym. Now with PeopleCount and Ainstein providing a live view of occupancy trends, they can come and work out comfortably -even bring their kids.”

Andrew Potter, Founding Partner of PeopleCount and RoKC

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There are a variety of public places, such as high-speed service areas and more where sensing solutions can be applied:

  • Restrooms
  • Airports
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Mass Transit
  • Hotels
  • Shopping Malls
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Office Buildings

With new requirements for social distancing, there is an interest and need to deploy sensing technology across all smart cities and buildings to help in understanding visitor and staff behavior as it relates to visitor traffic flow and crowd density management.

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THE WAYV Air:

A SMART SENSOR RADAR THAT POWERS IoT PROJECTS 

WAYV Air is a short-range mmWave IoT Sensor. Further it is an industry leading 60GHz radar module designed specifically to collect and provide data about moving objects within a targeted area. It’s the perfect building block to develop innovative new applications for building automation, retail management, facility monitoring, and more!

The accurate and real-time perception of objects via robust sensors is the key to enabling space utilization and management. One of the benefits of radar sensing is that it works effectively in all environments (e.g. smoke) unlike other perception technologies such as camera, ultrasonic, and LiDAR.

Ainstein’s WAVY radars use proprietary antenna arrays, advanced signal processing and target recognition. 

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RADARs & IOT?

Our radars are  designed for the integrators, product designers and managers of tomorrow. We want to give you the ability to tap new markets and application for more precise and efficient operations.

People Counting

Running business COVID-19

Ideal for offices, gyms, cafes, conference centers/convention centers, police departments, entertainment arenas and more.

Urban Traffic Management

Urban traffic monitoring radar

Enable real-time monitoring of road sections, and areas 24 hours a day

Space Utilization

Social distancing monitoring

Automatically adjust HVAC and lighting systems to prevent interaction at high touchpoint areas.

EXPRESSWAY MANAGEMENT

Radar Expressway management ITS

Tunnel monitoring, improved traffic flow, safety critical event recognition, and even provide insights to help reduce emissions.

Occupancy Detection

Occupancy Detection radar

Access real-time occupancy and utilization of of common amenity space to manage occupancy and maintain social distancing.

Smart Tracking & Industry

Smart tracking radar smart city

Not only get notified when there’s an emergency, but also keep an accurate count of what’s happening during peak hours.

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We invite you to re-invent how radar technology can be deployed to supplement and replace other technologies, as well as how it can enable new applications entirely

Short-Range mmWAVE IoT Sensor

WAYV Air is based on radar sensing technology and features a compact form factor, low cost and power consumption. It’s the ideal sensing module for detecting and tracking people in indoor environments.

WAYV: Mid-Range mmWave IoT Sensor

Ainstein’s Mid-Range mmWave IoT Sensor is an enabler to see up to 300 meters in all weather conditions. This is important for applications such as traffic management, smart intersection control, or outdoor surveillance and security.

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WAYV Pro: Long-Range mmWave IoT Sensor

A long-range radar sensor that is purpose built for accurately detecting moving objects up to 1,000 meters. It’s great for applications that require sensing at great distances, regardless of the season

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Get your wheels turning as you learn how we’ve deployed smart automation for monitoring social distancing to alerting and reporting on traffic light, highway efficiency and tunnel emergency management.

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