Making Education Facilities Smarter

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.

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 educational institutions such as colleges, schools and universities to discover how students and staff are using classrooms, food, beverage and recreational facilities and even retail spaces on campus.

Data such as total time spent on campus, and the breakdown of time spent actively learning in class or the library, socialising at cafes and the tavern and leisure time spent in common rooms or the gym can be collected and collated.

Aggregated data can be used to establish peak demand times for specific sections within facilities such as the library copy room or vending machine areas to better serve students by lessening wait times to keep movement flowing and alleviate congestion.

Because the platform is accessible in real-time, additional facility staff can be deployed when and where they are needed most in administration, retail and food service areas.

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

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

The technology can even be used for security and safety concerns to identify suspicious loitering or access to a restricted area, or when a student is not moving as normal from building exit points to the carpark exit or bus port, for example.

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