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Pedestrian Dynamics

Dr. M. Boltes, Forschungszentrum Jülich, JSC

For the proper understanding and modeling of pedestrian dynamics, reliable empirical data are necessary for analysis and verification. Therefor we have performed a series of experiments with a large number of persons. This videos shows the trajectories of pedestrians leaving a grandstand in a stadium. The three dimensional trajectories had been extracted automatically supported by stereo cameras. The ellipsoids are the heads of the persons and the line behind is the way the pedestrians walk along the last second. The color corresponds to the velocity of the persons.