By Ryan Williams
After-effect of The pandemic
The current world-wide pandemic made it necessary to avoid contact with as many people as possible in order to curb the spread of the virus. This meant no large gatherings of people, such as in movie theatres, stadiums, places of public worship and more. However, when cases reduced worldwide, most restrictions were eased up. Gatherings are now allowed in large spaces at lower capacities provided safety rules are also adequately followed.
Even then, most people don’t follow the rules, or the places of large gatherings do not possess the adequate facilities or technology to better control or manage crowds. One such space is stadiums. A staple for most residents in foreign countries especially, fans love to attend events in massive numbers. This unfortunately means over-crowding and safety rules not being followed effectively, and a rise in cases once again. This would be hurtful for the revenue of stadiums as they would have to shut down due to non-compliance of attendees.
The Solution: Artificial Intelligence
The application of artificial intelligence technologies in the processes and functioning of stadiums can rectify and even trivialize difficulties faced by them. Fortunately, Prisma AI has created a suite of artificial intelligence solutions to help in all stadiums.
Crowd scanning and metrics
Smart crowd scanning and metrics system can keep a count of the total traffic a stadium receives during the day, allowing to formulate plans and strategies to better control crowds. Wait time analysis at lines, tills, security booths can help get an estimate of the waiting times attendees have to endure so that better methods can be implemented in order to save waiting times and ensure a better experience.
VIP recognition and prohibiting banned individuals
VIPs or VIP pass holders can be escorted to the VIP lounge or rows, earlier than regular pass holders, ensuring a VIP experience. Any person who is banned from stadiums will also be picked up and reported, denying entry.
Smart parking management system
A smart parking management system can make the most annoying and difficult problem: parking, a simple task with automated number plate recognition systems that scan and allot parking spaces to vehicles of all sizes at a moment’s notice and collect the fee automatically, allowing attendees to have a hassle-free experience.
Indoor Navigation and thermal temperature detection
Thermal Temperature detectors and indoor navigation systems can mass scan crowds to ensure that regular temperatures are maintained, and attendees are automatically navigated to any points of interest such as washrooms, exits without the need to make contact with any person and therefore remove the risk of getting infected unwittingly.
Object and logo recognition
Object detection can recognize the nature of abandoned objects and help track down lost objects in a massive space like a stadium, logo recognition can identify the brands being sponsored on billboards and present attendees with the products and services offered by them.
Incident and medical emergency detection
Incident detection can detect and report any incidents that are taking place around the stadium such as fights or fires, and medical emergencies which will bring immediate attention to the person requiring it.
AI in sports
The application of artificial intelligence in stadiums and sports can help in monitoring social distancing, behavioral analytics, and sentimental analysis, helping create a better fan experience, and ensuring safety is maintained at the same time. The analytical systems can help all departments of stadium management to gain vital information that can assist in their strategies.
AI in sports and stadiums is not a thought of the future, but rather a necessity and goal in today’s post-pandemic world.