Sensor data can help city planners and businesses optimize their operations, and one Danish city is attempting to do just that this holiday season.
City leaders want to make their communities smarter, and that transformation comes in many forms. In one Danish city, it means using sensors to measure the impact of large events around the holidays. In Aalborg, Denmark, the Aalborg City Business Association will use sensors from Blip Systems to monitor pedestrian flow and movement patterns at events like the annual Christmas market.
Flemming Tingbak, director of the Aalborg City Business Association, said the sensors will help his group verify whether the annual Christmas market, which costs more than $160,000 to host, is worth the investment.
Users are afforded privacy, the sensor maker reports, because no personal information is transmitted about individuals, and each connection is anonymized and encrypted.