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Foresense Technologies: Addressing Data and Privacy Concerns

The perception of a thing in advance. The ability to perceive in advance

MOST HAVE HEARD of the saying ‘as blind as a bat.’

Typically it is a light-hearted term for with people with limited vision, comparing them to certain bat species that live in near total darkness and have limited eyesight capabilities.

However, few understand bat species that cannot rely entirely on their eyes in certain light conditions use a highly evolved specialised sense known as sonar to perceive objects and sense obstacles in their environment.

Sonar is essentially a super- heightened sense of hearing where emitted soundwaves that rebound or echo in the environment allow split second real time calculation of size, distance and direction of objects in the surrounding area.

While sonar is a highly complex wonder of nature, it is also makes for an excellent parallel for a highly complex wonder in modern technology – the Foresense Technologies Platform.

Foresense too is essentially a super-heightened sense of listening where emitted radio waves from smartphones are picked up by proprietary presence detection sensors in the environment to allow split second real time calculation of how people move across physical spaces.

And it too is blind.

It is blind to individual users, and their private data.

And it too has a greater focus on bigger picture, rather than individual elements.

It sees only the signals their smartphones emit; not their passwords, their emails, their app data, their GPS data or any other personal data that invades digital privacy.

It sees only how they navigate the space they are in which has the Foresense platform installed.

Like bats and sonar, the Foresense platform cannot see exactly who – but knows someone – is there.

As a technology at the forefront of the Big Data Revolution, Foresense aggregates user data to identify trends rather than an intent focus on individual users and their individual behaviours.

While other digital technologies such as web browsers, search engines and phone apps can, and do, create highly invasive personal profiles of their users, the Foresense Platform by default uses the anonymous data gathered to determine aggregated behavioural trends so the spaces in retail, commerce and industry that utilise the technology can offer a better customer or visitor experience en masse.

When it comes to averting privacy concerns in the age of detailed digital profiling, Foresense is leading the way forward for tomorrow – actually and ethically.

Foresense – See Tomorrow

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Taking Customer Relationships to the next level with Foresense Technologies

IT’S NO SECRET that Loyalty & Rewards and VIP Memberships Programs – when done right – can increase patronage, revenue and, well, loyalty.

In retail and hospitality especially, rewards programs ensure customers repeat visitations which in turn increase revenue and market share.

The focus is on engaging existing customers and maintaining relationships – rather than relying on a steady flow of new customers all the time from costly marketing and advertising campaigns.

The problem here is that these programs are all so commonplace.

And they are all so common.

Points systems. Gift cards. Exclusive sale offers. Percentage discounts. Tenth one free.

Carry another card. Scan another app. Endless email spam and letterbox junk mail.

The modus operandi of these programs has become so homogenised to a point where they all seem to blend in to one another.

They are not exclusive in any way – in fact, consumers are almost forced to sign up for these programs to access normal pricing scales where non- member prices are increased to push memberships.

However, change is on the horizon.

Foresense Technologies is revolutionising the way in which these cookie-cutter programs are utilised – both by business owners and customers.

Foresense Technologies is an industry leader in the collection of visitor presence data through sensors that integrate with smartphones in real time.

The Foresense platform can identify individual users who have signed up for VIP or loyalty programs when they enter a shopfront.

Their whole in-store experience can then be tailored to suit their unique needs and preferences based upon prior visitation data to really make them actually feel like a VIP – not just giving them a generic numbered card patronisingly saying they are one.

Understand how much time they are spending in-store and the breakdown of their time spent in each section.

Ensure identified VIP customers are not left unattended or waiting excessively in queues.

Empower staff to greet VIP customers by name and ask detailed questions about their last purchase – or to suggest new purchases that pander to their sensibilities.

Enable rewards via presence detection – for example a free muffin as they pass by a café or a USB book light as they pass a bookstore.

The platform can also be used for tailored messages on-screen or via instore digital signage.

Display personalised special exclusive offers or simply greet your most important customers electronically and give them some options for their visit.

It can even be used to let the customer know when their favourite retail staff member or favourite restaurant will be available.

With full customisation options, the platform will integrate seamlessly with existing loyalty and rewards programs and membership and customer relationship management software.

Foresense allows businesses to really reward repeat customers and make them feel like a very important individual – not another person.

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Cart abandonment in bricks and mortar retail… and the Foresense solution

BY NOW, KEEN OBSERVERS of technology and the future of retail recognise Foresense Technologies as a game- changing turning point for businesses as they fight to maintain profitability with emergence of e-commerce and online retail.

The Foresense platform quantifies real-world behavioral data utilising a proprietary Artificial Intelligence presence detection system to analyse how people act – and interact – on-site in real world settings.

It allows accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging to increase sales and revenue at low investment.

Much has been made about how the Foresense platform applies the cornerstone data currencies of the online world to brick and mortar retail spaces.

Bounce rate. Dwell time. Impressions. Unique and return visitors. Session duration.

These are the currencies upon which internet marketing is valued and traded.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online the Foresense platform collects data through sensors integrating with visitors’ smartphones.

With Foresense the rulebook that governs the success and accountability of online marketing is made tangible in the real world.

ONLINE VS REAL WORLD: BLURRING DISTINCTIONS

More recently, a marked shift towards omnichannel commerce, where the goal is a seamless customer experience regardless if they choose to shop online via mobile, online via desktop, tablet, or laptop or physically in a brick and mortar shopfront has gained credence.

In fact, PWC reports that the number of companies that now recognise and are investing in the ominchannel customer experience has increased four- fold form around 20% to 80%.

While online purchases are often about convenience, high-ticket items are often made instore in person.

This means interaction with sales staff and actually experiencing what a store offers in knowledge and service and its culture or vibe.

With the time spent interacting with customers and greater overheads such as rent on floor space and cooling/ heating costs it is actually more costly for each abandoned sale than it would be online.

This new paradigm for retailers adds a lot of complications in making sense of online data compared to real world data, which has traditionally proven difficult to reliably extract and interpret.

Getting it right online means a far greater chance of success.

But in real world settings, retailers often don’t even know where they are getting it wrong.

With Foresense, AI can assist retailers to get it right in the real world too.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED…TRY AND TRY AGAIN.

One key advantage that online retailers have over physical retail spaces is the ability for remarketing channels and maintaining communications whether a prospective buyer has simply visited a website to browse, or has gone so far as to place items in their cart.

Saved cart reminders, ’can we help’ chat-bots, push notification technology, paid digital remarketing, and invites to mailing lists and social media channels all serve to inform, educate, persuade and influence positive brand association and purchase decisions.

In the real-world, once someone with buying intent leaves a store there is next to no possibility of establishing any lines of communication to keep a potential sale alive.

In the online world, once someone actually places an item in their cart the possibility of making the sale can actually increase with targeted messages and incentivisation.

Many would be surprised to learn that online cart abandonment in retail currently sits at around 70%.

Reducing cart abandonment means reducing hurdles for customer. Accepting all major forms of payment, optimising webpage load times, seamless store/cart page integration, minimal shipping costs, fast delivery, clear return policies and uncomplicated checkout forms are some of the major things that online retailers have to get right to give themselves the best possible chance of completing a sale.

And salvaging sales from abandoned carts by keeping communication lines open and reengaging with potential customers after they have abandoned the purchase process can lead to significant revenue increases.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW – YOU DON’T KNOW

With the cart abandonment rate so high online how high is it at cash resisters in the real world? The truth is no one knows.

Sure, anecdotal hearsay and subjective gut-feelings may have a small amount of relevance here but when you are comparing these to the irrefutable hard data that computer generated statistics provide there is no contest.

The truth is that every minute of every day sales are literally walking out the door of every shopfront in every market across the planet.

The measures are not the same across online and physical shopfronts.

Very rarely do people leave real trolleys or shopping carts full of items at cash registers.

Nor do they walk away leaving an item on the counter as a store clerk is ringing up the till.

The perceived anonymity of online buying means people are perfectly fine with simply ‘walking away’ leaving a full cart behind.

But they are also fine with walking out of a store where the customer experience is found wanting.

Difficulty in locating items, staff inattention and excessive queuing can lead to customers abandoning a store and a potential sale.

As with online shopping, identifying and reducing these hurdles can have a profound effect on store visits translating into actual sales.

But how do shop owners identify and address these issues?

THE FORESENSE SOLUTION – SEE THE CUSTOMER AND SEE TOMORROW

Foresense monitors and logs individual customer behavioral activity and builds a detailed user profile of their time in-store.

It also aggregates data over longer periods – days, weeks, months, even years – to identify trends.

The platform can be used to understand how much time customers are actually spending in-store and the breakdown of their time spent in each section or aisle. It can identify customer characteristics such as if the customer is a new or return visitor and interaction time spent with staff.

Because the platform is accessible in real-time, additional staff can be deployed when and where they are needed most in specific areas to ensure customers are not left unattended or waiting excessively.

It can breakdown the entire customer experience from floor traffic flow from entry through to browsing, queuing and payment times to gain insight into streamlining the purchase process.

The platform can also use customer data for tailored advertising messages on-screen or via instore digital signage and integrate with loyalty and rewards programs and membership and customer relationship management software.

And for customers who leave the store without making a purchase, detailed AI behavioural analysis can determine reasons as to why from any or all of the data parameters above.

And there we have it.

A platform that gives retailers the ability to determine with certainty how many customers are leaving real world ‘carts’ behind and detailed data sets of their entire instore experience to glean the reasons why through the use of a sophisticated AI system.

Stop making assumptions.

Start making quantifiable, real- world sense of your day-to-day operations to improve floor traffic sales conversions and increase revenue, market share, and business growth.

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Foresense Technologies – Making childcare smarter and safer.

FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES is an industry leader in the collection of visitor presence data and the analysis of how people act – and interact – on-site in real world settings to provide real-time analytics of foot traffic inside and around any physical location – no matter their age

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through on-site sensors integrating with visitor smartphones and child security bracelets allowing for alerts and accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be made

These advances in technology present a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for smarter, safer childcare facilities for children, their parents and teachers and carers

With unobtrusive bracelet technology a detailed analysis of child activity data is built up over time to reveal trends and also available at any instant to maximise both efficiency in operations and safety for children and staff

Monitor the exact numbers of children in any given area at any point in time – how many are resting, how many are inside/ outside, how many are eating while seated, how many are inplay equipment areas, how many are in craft or reading areas – to ensure all are accounted for and negate the need for regular headcounts and inaccuracies that can occur when children are spread out

Discover trends in children’s activity levels and behaviour to better understand how they interact with facility equipment which can be used to manage congestion and to make cases for purchasing new equipment.

Staff alerts will be raised if a child has fallen, or become stuck or trapped, or if the bracelet somehow is removed from a child’s body

Similarly, staff will receive warnings if a child’s temperature is rising, or if their heartbeat has become irregular indicating the need for urgent medical attention.

Monitor individual UV exposure or asthmatic children’s exposure on high pollen count days and pay heightened AI attention to children with food or environmental allergies.

The Foresense platform can also mitigate external security concerns in and around the facility boundaries.

Suspicious dwell times and loitering of unidentified smartphones can easily be identified and appropriate action taken.

Areas of restricted access can be flagged upon entry wherever someone who is not whitelisted attempts entry.

If a child exceeds prescribed boundaries for any reason, an immediate call to action will be raised.

Employee safety can also be increased by identifying wherever people are not moving as they normally would between spaces such as a building exit points and the carpark.

And because the platform is accessible in real-time, security staff can be deployed or police called upon when and where they are needed most to ensure timely response and the best chance of suspect apprehension.

With customisable solutions and integration with existing systems for logging in/out of children and parents, Foresense Technology delivers highly specific information that determines data driven actions to constantly improve efficiency of operations – and improve security and safety.

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Living with COVID… and increasing the value of your business with Foresense Technology

Consider this scenario.

John and Tina are owner/ operators of a successful, popular mid-sized café in an upmarket suburban shopping district.

They had always planned to build-up the business and sell it to fund travels in their retirement in 2020.

Then COVID hit.

Not only can they not freely travel for the time being, but the unique conditions have raised some serious questions to the perceived value of the café on the open market.

Two years ago they decided to invest in an exciting new development in presence detection technology for retail and hospitality – the Foresense platform.

Foresense Technologies offers a low-cost, high return on investment model geared towards improving business efficiency and the bottom-line.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations, Foresense collects presence data through sensors integrating with visitors’ smartphones compiling a highly detailed data repository for immediate – and future – reference unique to any business.

With business evaluations typically determined by factors such as revenue, profits- and-losses finances, current market conditions and risks, concepts such as intrinsic value, competitive advantage, intangible assets and future opportunities have never been more relevant to business sales in these uncertain times.

This is where the Foresense platform comes into the fray.

Foresense has among its vast feature set two key characteristics – detailed data collection/collation over time and an ability to divulge real- time information on any given area and its patrons.

COVID outbreaks and hot-spots have now become the norm as we learn to live with the virus.

With more questions than answers regarding vaccination availability and efficacy – not to mention distribution and roll-out timeframes, it is clear that the virus will continue to change the ways in which we go about our daily lives for the foreseeable future.

Currently the only real, concrete way to combat the virus spread is the careful monitoring of peoples movements, their contacts, and overall density and total numbers in any given space.

With regulatory and compliance frameworks now in place in many parts of the world any business that has a designated AI system in place to address these concerns has a clear advantage over its competitors.

Foresense can track and breakdown the entire visitor experience from traffic flow and individual movement across different areas to gain insight into streamlining processes and alleviate congestion.

The platform can be used to monitor and control the number of people in any given area to address density regulations and because the platform is accessible in real-time, adjustments can be made to ensure maximums are not exceeded and people can keep their social distance from one another.

Easily log unique individual characteristics such as the time spent in proximity with other patrons and employees to allow for automated intelligent internal contact tracing.

The possibility also exists to identify those who have not recently received negative COVID testing in where such regulations are introduced.

And with a highly detailed, irrefutable electronic database log of past years’ activity in comparison to the months affected by COVID shutdowns, patron density regulations and reluctance by many to frequent hospitality destinations, Foresense can present a highly accurate picture of forecast earnings once COVID is behind us all.

Because the platform can display minute-by-minute data of patron numbers and their spending habits, there is no room for inaccuracy or misrepresentation of monthly earnings here.

Prospective buyers will be able to see the true, bigger picture and really drill down to discover aspects such as average time spent on site versus individual spend, new and return visitor data, or the breakdown of time spent seated and queuing at cashier and refreshment facilities and even cross-platform data through integration with loyalty and rewards programs and membership and customer relationship management software.

Back to John and Tina.

It is a long held belief in business, investor and entrepreneurial circles that more information at hand equates to more highly informed decisions with less risk.

With the Foresense platform, the readily available hard data on patronage and individual spending prior to COVID will make a strong case in negating the short term ups and downs of the hospitality sector and the economy at large.

As a pre-installed high-tech AI solution addressing density and total patron number concerns it will also help them in discussions with prospective buyers concerned with future-proofing and upcoming necessary expenditures.

Foresense adds to any business’ intrinsic value, its intangible assets, competitive advantage and future opportunities.

And the many other features of the Foresense platform that will also help to run the business more efficiently moving forward will also undoubtedly help in negotiations.

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Foresense Technologies: Innovation in the Age of Disruption

Every so often a new player in their given market comes along that really shakes things up.

Through a combination of foresight and innovation coupled with a clear understanding of what end users want and need they develop products relevant for years to come.

The most successful of these companies become so commonplace, entrenched in daily use and conversation that few pause to even think of them as disruptors in their markets.

Some become so successful that their brand takes on new meanings as a verb or as the default noun in their market space.

Get an Uber. Saw it on Facebook. Skype your family. Photoshop a picture. Instagram it. Netflix and chill. Fedex a parcel. Google it. Book an Airbnb. It’s on my MacBook.

In recent years, technology and the internet has aided and abetted a host of new start-up companies that have become game changers – true disruptors in their marketplace.

Uber is a good example of this. In little more than a decade, Uber has become a worldwide phenomenon that has revolutionised ridesharing and placed immense pressure on traditional taxicab industries.

Amazon is another. Few remember Foresense Technologies: Innovation in the Age of Disruption its formative years in the 1990’s solely selling books from a garage in Seattle.

Its steady progression from books to CD’s and DVD’s to clothing to, well, pretty much everything has seen it rise to become a preeminent force in e-commerce taking huge market shares from brick and mortar retailers across the globe.

Remember the days of physically going to hire a VHS tape, DVD or Blu-ray? There used to be a Blockbuster less than a ten minute drive for most people. Now they are all but extinct. Online video rental, and then Netflix, disrupted this industry to the annals history.

While most of these companies have been bringing aspects of the real world online, one company is doing the exact opposite.

One company is bringing aspects of the online world into bricks and mortar real world settings.

That company is Foresense Technologies.

With significant applications for wide ranging sectors including educational institutions, hospitality, airports, stadiums, security, office and factory floors and retail settings, Foresense is combining AI with analytics – a disruptive innovator in real time presence detection and behavioural data analytics driving global results.

For decades now, behavioural data has been collected and analysed in the virtual world in minute detail.

Bounce rate. Dwell time. Impressions. Unique and return visitors. Session duration.

All of these small parts of information combine to form a highly detailed body of knowledge that can improve strengths and address weaknesses in the online space. Using smartphone technology and proprietary sensors and AI systems, Foresense has developed a platform to bring these types of highly specific parameters into the bricks and mortar physical world – a real-time quantification of human behaviour at any site in its day-
to-day operations to provide invaluable insight supporting commercially important decisions and increase revenue at low investment.

It analyses how people act – and interact – on-site in real world settings.

It allows accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.

Like all of the brands mentioned above, the platform is so innovative and readily accessible it demands attention and consideration.

And it too is poised for a rapid roll-out into commercial and industrial spaces.

Just like ‘getting an Uber’ or ‘Googleing it’ businesses around the world will soon ‘have Forsesense.’

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Presence Detection and Compliance in 2021

FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES has firmly established itself as a world leader in presence detection technologies to fill a wide range of needs for commerce and industry.

Many of these needs have been wanting for some time as physical brick and mortar locations have been on the back foot with online competitors that have a clear advantage when it comes to maintaining contact with visitors and collecting behavioural data.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through sensors integrating with visitors’ smartphones allowing accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.

These advances in technology present a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for a number of business and industry sectors to monitor the flow of people and their interactions including educational institutions, hospitality, airports, stadiums, security, office and factory floors and retail settings, both large and small.

While many of these applications in real-world settings are commercially oriented there are some pertinent characteristics of the Foresense technology highly relevant to the post COVID future where new regulatory frameworks and compliance issues will impact venues, retail spaces and workplaces to improve on responsibilities for visitor, customer and employee safety and security.

With greater responsibilities for Human Resources departments and security providers Foresense makes the most sense.

Foresense can track and breakdown the entire visitor/ customer/employee experience from traffic flow and individual movement across different areas to gain insight into streamlining processes and alleviate congestion.

The platform can be used to monitor and control the number of people in any given area to address density regulations and because the platform is accessible in real-time, adjustments can be made to ensure maximums are not exceeded and people can keep their social distance from one another.

Easily log unique individual characteristics such as arrival and departure times and the time spent in proximity with other unique visitors/ customers/employees to allow for automated intelligent internal contact tracing.

The possibility also exists to identify those who have not recently received negative COVID testing in where regulations are introduced, such as in hotel quarantine security and hospitality workers.

Although living with COVID has undeniably made things harder across the board for everyone, technology such as Artificial Intelligence and presence detection can actually make certain aspects easier, safer, and more efficient by reducing the scope for human error and making information about people and their movements readily available both in real- time and recent history.

And with these two agents of the highest importance to the safety and wellbeing of employees, customers and visitors in today’s world, every modern workplace, venue and retail space needs tomorrow’s technology at the forefront.

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Foresense Technologies Ltd (foresense.com) and CUED Pty Ltd have signed a major commercial supply agreement for the global roll out of Artificial Intelligence prototype black boxes and digitised live gaming technology for global markets.

Foresense Technologies have been engaged by CUED to create, design and produce working prototype boxes incorporating Foresense Artificial and Behavioural Intelligence within the CUED gaming system.

The CUED BLACKBOX is a breakthrough technology that allows professional pool players in different locations to simultaneously play in professionally produced and directed broadcast matches or tournaments with commentary to a live global audience.

The Foresense AI platform is guided by algorithms that have been developed to meet the WPA World Championship requirements for World Championship and Pro Level Pool-Billiards for all variations of the game.

The technology is poised to capitalise on a renewed commercial interest in live broadcast and e-sports due to the impacts of COVID-19 on professional associations and their fans with a massive potential market.

Pool Billiards is played regularly by over 200,000,000 social, amateur and professional players.

There are more than 12,000 pool rooms in the US.

Over 46,000,000 people play pool, and of these 11,000,000 play more than 25 times per year.

Foresense and CUED are currently working to potentially roll out Foresense sensors that will assist pool table venue owners and their patrons during COVID and after restrictions are eased.

BACKGROUND

In early 2020, as the impact of COVID19 on live sport became apparent, most professional pool- billiard tournaments stopped virtually overnight with players, officials and broadcasters being unable to travel and venues were shut down.

As this monumental shift was happening, CUED Pty Ltd partnered with the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) to research and develop an AI solution that would enable real-time tournament play between players located in different cities and countries around the world.

With the restrictions imposed on venues and tournaments during the height of the COVID pandemic and the uncertainty that remains as restrictions are eased and then reinstated with continuing COVID outbreaks, a solution needs to be implemented for promoters, players, and fans.

CUED CTO, Brad Robinson said “The CUED System is a multi-faceted technology that introduces new ground-breaking ‘incredibly accurate ball placement capabilities’ in addition to providing a content hub for streaming to a live global audience”.

Foresense Technologies prior experience in industry specific AI and webcasting solutions and Mr Robinson’s experience in both the physical and digital games of Pool-Billiards provided for a unique development partnership between the two Australian company’s.

Glenn Weiland Chief Executive Officer and Co- Founder of Foresense thinks the new technology has great potential to revolutionise Pool-Billiards and other global sports.

“This is a world first which we are very excited to be a part of” he said. “The future potential is huge. Here we can combine elements of e-sports, online gaming and professionally sanctioned real-world play. There are many areas within cue sports – from professional levels right down to amateurs and recreational – that can use the CUED system in many exciting ways.”

The ball placement technology works by mapping the location of the balls on the table
at one location and then accurately projecting that same map onto an identical table at another location with minimal lag time.

This ball placement capability incorporated in the CUED System is a world first technology developed in Australia to meet the World Pool Billiard Association (WPA) requirements for sanctioned pro level play.

Ian Anderson, President of WPA, said “The solution developed by CUED solves a very real challenge in the sport and will also open many additional opportunities for players long after COVID19.

The CUED System will provide an affordable pathway for aspiring cue sports athletes to reach the professional levels without enduring the prohibitive travel costs that prevent many talented players from competing”.

ABOUT CUED PTY LTD

CUED Pty Ltd has partnered with the World Pool-Billiards Association, the international governing body of the sport of pool-billiards, under an exclusive global agreement, to research, develop and commercialise emerging technologies to further enhance the game and make it more accessible to players of all levels in both the physical and digital arenas of the sport.

ABOUT FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Foresense Technologies Ltd is an innovator and disruptor in Artificial Intelligence and Real-Time Presence Analytics.

With applications across government, industry and commerce Foresense has a diverse portfolio of globally recognised partners through a key ability to develop industry- specific solutions.

CONTACT

Glenn Weiland
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder
FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
P: +61 437 775 860
E: glenn.weiland@foresense.com
W: www.foresense.com

Flavia Abbate
Co-Founder & GM
CUED PTY LTD
P: +61 403 110 479
E: flavia@cuesports.games
W: facebook.com/cuesports.games

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Foresense Technologies & Cued double up to revolutionise cue sports

FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES holds a long list of commercial and industry partnerships to bring exciting new Artificial Intelligence developments into the real-world across the globe.

From casinos and car dealerships in the US through to outdoor advertising, newsagents and universities in Australia, Foresense has a diverse portfolio through a key ability to develop industry-specific solutions to increase internal efficiency of operations and develop new revenue streams.

Our latest partnership is with CUED, a company with its sights set on becoming the global leader in bringing emerging technologies to cue sports.

Sanctioned by the World Pool- Billiard Association (WPA) CUED are tasked with providing solutions to the restrictions placed on the sport due to COVID and opening up more opportunities for talented players to progress through the amateur ranks to pro level play in both the physical and digital games.

There are currently no digital games which meet the standards of play required by the governing world body.

Together with Foresense, CUED is set to revolutionise Pool-Billiards with the use of proprietary Black Box Artificial Intelligence, table sensors and digitised gaming technology.

CUED’s world first ball placement technology allows professional pool players to simultaneously play against a competitor located in a different location in real time.

The technology will eventually also be available for social and amateur play in pool venues globally.

Capitalising on a renewed commercial interest in live broadcast and e-sports due to the impacts of COVID-19 on sports all over the world the CUED Black Box technology also allows professionally produced matches and tournaments including co-located commentary to be broadcast to a live global audience.

The ball placement technology works by mapping the location of the balls on the table at one location and then accurately projecting that same map onto an identical table at another location with minimal lag time.

The prototype system includes scope to include robotics to handle the highly accurate requirement of placing balls with pinpoint accuracy during play.

The Black Box AI is guided by unique algorithms developed to meet the WPA requirements for World Championship and Pro Level play for all variations of the game.

The market for this technology during and after COVID restrictions are eased is massive.

Across the globe, industry estimates indicate over 200,000,000 people play the various disciplines of pool-billiards.

9 Ball Pool is a feature cue sport in the 2022 World Games to be staged in Birmingham, Alabama USA.

In 2019 in the US alone there were 46,000,000 million participants playing pool in over 12,000 pool table venues.

11,000,000 play more than 25 times per year.

Foresense and CUED are currently working to potentially roll out similar Foresense sensors in pool venues worldwide.

Foresense Technologies is continuing to pioneer disruptive new trends in A.I. with further applications across Retail, Education, Hospitality, Security, Airports, Malls and beyond.

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What You Don’t Know – You Don’t Know and People are Unpredictable!

If you can’t see something, you can’t pretend to really understand you know what is really going on in the world around you.

In some instances you can infer or deduce what is actually happening with relative accuracy.

In others you can make assumptions, which can often be a perilous approach.

Driver behaviour at roundabouts is a good example of this.

If a car indicates left, you infer they intend making a left turn.

If a car indicates right, you deduce they intend making a right turn.

If a car displays no indication signal, you assume they intend to keep a straight path.

But the driver could have a blown light, their wiring could be faulty, or they may just be downright rude and routinely do not indicate their intentions.

The exact reason does not matter.

Making the assumption here could mean the hassle of a minor bingle, or perhaps long-lasting injuries to passengers.

This kind of analogy can also be applied in many various retail and industry settings.

Making assumptions on day- to-day operations can lead to minor revenue bleeds, or falling profitability and market share due to superior competition which can be debilitating – or even fatal for long-term business health.

Foresense Technologies’ world- leading presence detection platform enables more detailed knowledge of human traffic and movement across space than ever before.

Prior to the Foresense platform, knowledge about how people act and behave in a given setting has been extremely limited.

Basic data such as floor traffic numbers could be collected and examined and peak times established through observation but detailed knowledge on how people actually move through and interact with the immediate environment has not really been possible.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through sensors integrating with visitors’ smartphones allowing accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.

These advances in technology present a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for a number of business and industry sectors to monitor the flow of people and their interaction with available facilities including educational institutions, hospitality, airports, stadiums, security, office and factory floors and retail settings, both large and small.

Breakdown the entire visitor experience from floor traffic flow through to queuing and transaction times to gain insight into streamlining processes.

Discover total time spent on-site, and the breakdown of time spent actively spent within each floor or facility section to establish peak demand times and to keep movement flowing and alleviate congestion.

Because the platform is accessible in real-time, additional floor or facility staff can be deployed when and where they are needed most in specific areas to ensure users are not left unattended or waiting excessively.

Identify unique visitor characteristics such as if they are a new or return visitor and the time spent interacting with floor or facility staff.

The technology can even be used for security and safety concerns to identify where a person is loitering suspiciously or in a restricted area, or where crowd density presents possibility of crushing or injury, for example.

Safety can also be increased by identifying wherever people are not moving as they normally would between spaces such as a building exit point and carpark.

In a post-COVID world, Foresense can be used to monitor and control the number of people in any given area to address density regulations and identify those who have not been recently received negative COVID testing where such laws and applications have been introduced.

For employers, break down the flow from carpark arrival, through to work preparation and actual work commencement to gain behavioural insight and increase productivity.

Track employee movements as they move across different areas on office or factory floors to improve workflow and productivity.

Precisely monitor mealtime, break and restroom visit durations for individual staff members.

Monitor time spent working to ensure adequate breaks are taken for staff wellbeing and to comply with appropriate workplace regulatory frameworks.

Accurately log arrival and departure times or shift commencement and cessation data.

Foresense can also assist in commercially based decision making by identifying areas where demand exceeds supply to make cases for the purchase of new equipment or even the construction of new facilities.

With highly specific information readily at hand Foresense Technology determines data driven actions to maximise revenue opportunities and constantly improve efficiency of operations and safety.

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