Citizen Science Initiative

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The citizen science initiative Sensafety intends to uncover the general feeling of safety in a city and to make it accessible to everyone in the spirit of transparency.

Download the Sensafety App and let us know if you currently feel safe at your location and explore how safe your location or neighborhood is perceived by others.

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About the Initiative

Rate

Report us via the Sensafety App whether you currently feel safe or unsafe at your location.

Analyze

We process the ratings of all users and compute the generally perceived and location-specific sense of safety.

Visualize

Experience the results immediately on an interactive map, with augmented reality or by utilizing a virtual compass.

How does Sensafety work?

Citizens use the Sensafety App to rate whether they feel safe or unsafe at their current location in public space. At some places, citizens are also asked to select the reason for their personal assessment from a list of location-specific factors. All ratings are anonymized, processed and the location-specific and commonly perceived safety being visualized simply and intuitively in the Sensafety App and on the website.

If you are interested, join our initiative! Download the App and start to contribute as a citizen scientist of your neighborhood.

Why Sensafety?

Is it just me, feeling unsafe in the park? Sensafety gives citizens the opportunity to compare their personal feeling of safety in public space with the ones perceived by others. Visitors are able to find out how the safety situation is currently assessed at places they are about to visit. Urban researchers and planners are capable to identify anxiety spaces, uncover the causes and measure the impact of urban changes on the perceived safety. Indeed, the benefits of the data collected by Sensafety for society and research are immense and multifaceted.

Our App

Map

Sensafety's interactive map shows the average perceived sense of safety at all locations for which at least one rating was submitted.

Augmented Reality

Sensafety's augmented reality view allows the user to exmine the average perceived sense of safety by using the mobile's built-in camera.

Compass

Sensafety's compas view allows the user to exmine the average perceived sense of safety using a virtual compass.

Day/Night Differentiation

Since the perceived sense of safety depends upon the light conditions, users are able to rate twice a day: at daytime and nighttime.

Rating History

Users are able to view and browse the complete history of location-specific ratings they have submitted so far.

Notifications beta

Users can decide to get proactively notified by the App in case she/he enters a zone that is generally perceived to be unsafe.




   

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Our Team

Sandro Rodriguez Garzon

Project Manager

Bersant Deva

Project Manager

Anastasia Shamray

Developer

Mathias Möller

Developer

Former Team Members

Fabian Puch

Developer

Michael Raring

Developer

Jonathan Zimmermann

Developer

Victor Morel

Developer

Nino Thomas

Developer

Marcel Reppenhagen

Developer

Yared D. Dessalk

Developer

Michał Zwolak

Developer

Mikołaj Robakowski

Developer

Denis Rangelov

Developer

Martin Kachev

Developer

Konstantin Pelz

Developer

Tobias Petrich

Developer

Maximilian Schneider

Developer