Its unique proposition, which comprises technology for accurate crowd management respecting individual privacy, is backed by its key investors Qbic, The Cronos Group and imec.istart. Thanks to a capital injection of EUR 800,000, Crowdscan is looking forward with confidence, with upcoming projects, further innovations and new hires.
While worldwide evolutions show that monitoring and managing crowds has become more crucial than ever, there is also a growing concern for privacy, resulting in ethical debates and appropriate legislation. Combining the vast expertise of IMEC and UAntwerpen, Crowdscan now has technology that meets both demands.
Ben Bellekens (CEO of Crowdscan): “Our technology measures the average attenuation of a wireless sensor network relative to the empty environment to estimate crowd density, flow, and fluxes. It enables highly accurate measurements and real-time processing, with respect for privacy and without gaining any personal information whatsoever. As no smartphone data or cameras are used, we can combine accurate crowd monitoring with full anonymity.”