Sick is reacting to new developments to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus with its PeopleCounter and DistanceGuard SensorApps.

The PeopleCounter (PeCo) is a SensorApp which enables anonymous data processing and differentiation of people from objects over large detection areas.

Based on the hardware of the MRS1000 3D LiDar sensor, measurement data is generated as a point cloud. The integrated PeopleCounter app reliably identifies people using their contours. This means only people are counted, while objects are blanked out. This process runs anonymously and without recording personal information.

Thanks to the four layers of the sensor, the direction of movement of a person is clearly established and the current utilisation of a defined zone can be monitored.

he recorded data is output via telegrams and digital outputs to keep track of the maximum number of people. The combination of several sensors makes it possible to cover even large areas with different entry and exit areas, such as shopping centers, airport or trade fairs.

The DistanceGuard SensorApp, in combination with the TiMxxx 2D LiDar sensor, can detect the distance between two people.

As soon as the distance between two people falls short of the configured minimum distance, a signal is generated. Depending on the customer’s wishes, this could be a light, a tone or a visual signal.