Analysing the effectiveness of wearable wireless sensors in controlling crowd disasters
Angela, Teo Yu Hui
Date of Issue2014
School of Computer Engineering
The Love Parade disaster in Duisberg, Germany lead to several deaths and injuries. Disasters like this occur due to the existence of high densities in a limited area. We propose a wearable electronic device that helps reduce such disasters by directing people and thus controlling the density of the crowd. We investigate the design and effectiveness of such a device through an agent based simulation using social force. We also investigate the effect of device failure and participants not paying attention in order to determine the critical number of devices and attentive participants required for the device to be effective.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Procedia computer science
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