A ground-breaking lidar-based real-time crowd analytics solution has recently helped Orlando International Airport (MCO) create one of the world’s safest terminals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deployed by The Indoor Lab, the leading provider for monitoring real-time foot traffic using lidar sensors, the solution – called Safe Place™ – uses Cepton’s award-winning Helius™ Smart Lidar System. Helius enables The Indoor Lab to provide intelligent, anonymized, 3D tracking of people, thereby dramatically improving the usability, safety and cleanliness of large spaces. Further, The Indoor Lab’s ground-breaking visual analytics platform, leveraging the Helius Smart Lidar System, powers the Synect Evenflow Crowd Radar media lights in terminal 2 of the Orlando International Airport.
The project at Orlando International Airport is one of several early projects initiated by The Indoor Lab and Cepton as part of a strategic partnership announced today. The Indoor Lab is Cepton’s early-stage development and analytics partner shaping the future of lidar analytics. This partnership lays the foundation for long-awaited innovations that will save customers time and money, enable more efficient design of public and private commercial spaces, and add a much-needed capability to improve public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
Patrick Blattner, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of The Indoor Lab said: “We have a 15-year history of crowd tracking across retail, events, airports, and stadiums. So, when COVID-19 started spreading exponentially and negatively affected many public and private spaces, we consulted with leaders involved in drafting proposals for the International Franchise Association, including the use of lidar technology to help put the country back on a path towards normalcy.
With public concerns focused on cleanliness of public and commercial spaces, we extended our Safe Place platform beyond occupancy and social distancing, creating the first proprietary real-time sanitization detection solution in the market. A Safe Place enabled environment ensures locations have been cleaned, distancing measures are followed, and safer occupancy levels are maintained. Our partnership with Cepton helped us deliver against this promise. Our patent-pending Safe Place platform with real-time cleaning detection is the first of its kind in the world.”