WiseParks was one of 5 projects within Rethinking Parks – a partnership between Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta.
In order to make evidence-based decisions, a parks service needs to understand the use of their sites, including the number, timing and purpose of visits. Such information is difficult to obtain using traditional methods, especially if data is required over all times of the day, times of the week and times of the year.
The WiseParks project tested WiFi sensing as a potential solution to the challenge of understanding parks users and usage – taking an iterative approach testing both sensing hardware and analysis software. Find out more about the project and its findings in the WiseParks project final report and watch our video: