Frequently Asked Questions

Waitz is an app that reports the real-time "busyness" for locations around university campuses.

Waitz uses small hardware devices to monitor Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals in the area. Using our proprietary normalization methods, we turn this into occupancy data

No. We are only concerend with the total number of people and do not keep data on any individual people. While our devices do see MAC Address information, this is immediately hashed and deleted on device.

We're currently working on expanding Waitz to as many schools as possible. If you're interested in helping bring Waitz to your campus, contact

Yes! Though we started with just the app, we've started to use the data to help improve energy efficiency and sustainability. If you're interested in learning more, you can go to

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