Violence Research: Crowds and Violence - Integrated Modular Response System (IMRS)
This project exploits CCTV analysis, police personnel GPS tracking, gestures and voice commands interpretation and computer simulation to assess how crowd behaviour is related to the control methods used.
The aims of this project are to:
- develop new techniques of deploying personnel responsible for the safety and security of crowds
- improve the efficiency of asset deployment for crowd management operations
- reduce assault-related injury associated with some crowded areas
- provide opportunities to simulate crowd movement in response to rare and unexpected events and to inform tactical decision making.
The project is funded by EADS Foundation Wales.
The project started on 1 October 2014 and will run for three and a half years with £1.1M funding.
One further postgraduate student is to be appointed.
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