The PeopleCounter is a solution developed by SICK which enables differentiation of people from objects over large detection areas. Based on the hardware of the MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor, which generates measurement data in the form of a point cloud, the integrated SensorApp processes the data. With the PeopleCounter, people can be reliably identified using their contours. This means only people are counted, while objects are blanked out. The process runs without recording personal data, ensuring anonymized data processing.
At a glance
Exact measurement data output via telegrams and digital outputs
Intuitive user interface for representation and configuration of the application
Large aperture angle and four layers of the MRS1000
Shoulder-head-shoulder contour detection
Pre-programmed, application-specific app based on a 3D LiDAR sensor
SICK has the solution for quickly, easily and anonymously identifying the exact number of people in a space: the PeopleCounter, a combination of an MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor and a SensorApp. The PeopleCounter makes it possible for 3D-LiDAR sensors to count of people using artificial intelligence. With its four scan planes, the direction of movement of people is identified and people are detected as such by the SensorApp thanks to the detection of head and shoulder contours. This makes it possible reliably differentiate people from objects.
PeopleCounter complete package: the MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor generates the measurement data and the integrated SensorApp reliably identifies people using their contours.
Anonymous people counting: identification and classification of people using their contour data without taking pictures or recording personal information
Thanks to the adjustment options of the SensorApp, the PeopleCounter can be applied in a wide range of areas: for example, operating entities of public as well as tourist facilities, restaurants and retail stores can profit from its use. In addition to monitoring the current number of people in a space, different app functions enable the collection of additional information, such as the time at which most of the people entered or exited the space or the time of day at which the most people were situated in a pre-defined area.
The PeopleCounter features many functions and delivers useful information for processing the collected data.
Person detection with a counting accuracy of more than 98% – there is no risk of confusing people and objects such as shopping carts
SICK LifeTime Services
SICK’s services increase machine and plant productivity, enhance the safety of people all over the world, provide a solid foundation for a sustainable business operation, and protect investment goods. In addition to its usual consulting services, SICK provides direct on-site support during the conceptual design and commissioning phases as well as during operation.
The range of services not only covers aspects like maintenance and inspection, but also includes performance checks as well as upgrades and retrofits. Modular or customized service contracts extend the service life of plants and therefore increase their availability. If faults occur or limit values are exceeded, these are detected at all times by the corresponding sensors and systems.