The system utilised surveillance cameras, sensors and video analytics to automatically detect crowd flow and number of vehicles, and identify abnormal conditions, in order to improve the efficiency of crowd management. This PoC was tested on the day of “Hong Kong Streetathon@Kowloon 2017”. With the use of equipment installed at key bottlenecks along the runway and public transport queuing points, it assisted the organiser and the Police in monitoring crowd flow, enabling swift actions and support when needed. On the day of the trial, we also disseminated the estimated waiting time of shuttle bus and ferry, as well as the queuing condition of other transport modes, through “My Kowloon East” mobile application and the large signboards set up at the venue, such that citizens can leave the event venue orderly and smoothly.
Consultant: MotherApp Limited