We create innovation.
Simulating crowd flows realistically and reliably is only possible with a modern, validated model. To guarantee this, we are actively engaged in research and committees and never stop building bridges between science and practice.
We are involved in various professional associations and committees from the very beginning. We are convinced that a new technology can only be successful, recognized and understood through an exchange between science, legislation and practice.
Our founder and managing director Dr. Angelika Kneidl is the first board member of the RiMEA association. RiMEA aims to update the guideline of the same name for the preparation of evacuation analyses by bringing together perspectives from research, practice and industry.
In the field of event safety, Angelika is working group leader in the FGSV working committee 1.9 on the topic of "Use of simulations in crowd planning and control" (AK 1.9.3). She is also involved in the committee for the further development of DIN 18009-2 evacuation simulation and crowd safety.
In addition to scientific work, it is also important to us to be close to the practical side of things. This is why Sophia Simon is involved in the crenet Association for Corporate Real Estate Management in German-speaking countries as Regional Director South.
We do what we love!
"During my doctorate on the simulation of pedestrian movements, the terrible accident at the 2010 Love Parade in Duisburg occurred. This was the impetus for me to share my research findings and make a valuable contribution to safety in public spaces.
This has to be done at various levels, which is why I am involved as the first chairwoman of RiMEA, as head of the working group on simulations for crowd planning and control at the FGSV and as a member of other committees. My aim is to ensure a bilateral exchange between practice and research."
We always keep you up to date with the latest developments in passenger flow simulations. Here you will find the most important topics:
We conduct research in various areas, from BIM and multiscale models at major events to the mapping of mobile networks. You can find an overview of all our research projects here.
Important design decisions are made in the early stages of the design process. So far, however, the data basis for such decisions has been poor in this phase, which often leads to wrong decisions and higher costs. The BEYOND research project has been launched to improve this decision-making basis: it aims to use new BIM-based solutions in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) methods and people flow simulation.
Model and validation
How can you actually represent the movement of people in a program - in other words, how do you get from theory to implementation? And how do I know that the results are reliable?
Here you can read all about the theory behind people flow simulations, the model and validation.