QuTi - Queue Time

Start date: Sun, 2009-02-15
End date: Thu, 2009-10-15
Status: Finished
Website: QuTi

QuTi is a research project performed in the context of iBrussels, a research project on Wi-Fi Architecture financed by the Brussels Capital-Region and supervised by Centrum voor Informatica voor het Brussels Gewest (CIBG). In QuTi, WISE developed a framework that provides real-time information on queue-sensitive events. QuTi relies on existing detection technologies to monitor crowds and measure bustle, and delivers this time-sensitive information real-time through a Web site and a mobile application. Based on this real-time information, visitors can decide when is the best time to visit.

The framework has been applied to measure the traffic in the student restaurant of the VUB. A screenshot of the desktop application developed for the restaurant is shown below.

5 Desktop Application for the Restaurant Traffic

The following figure shows the restaurant application in a mobile browser:

15 The Web Application on a Mobile Device

And the last picture shows the dedicated Mobile application that has been developed for monitoring the traffic in the student restaurant:

14 QuTI Mobile Application

A movi of the application can be found here.

For immediate access to the VUB restaurant demo site, click here.

 

External Research Groups involved:
  • ETRO - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • SMIT - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • BETR - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Dienst Cultuur - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Rekencentrum - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • IBBT iLab.o
Funded By: Brussels Capital Region and supported by the Brussels Regional Informatics Centre.
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