StudySafe began its development in the Summer of 2020 and was released for trial the following November. The summer team created a proof of concept: a working application with displays representing WAP users on campus during various points in time. The goal for the fall team was to incorporate live WAP data, improve the app’s UI, and develop a predictive model.
The StudySafe team has worked closely with RPI CampusSafe, whose goal and methods are similar. Both apps use WAP data to investigate campus activity with the intention of making RPI a safer place. CampusSafe is designed for RPI administrators and more complex analysis. StudySafe, on the other hand, is streamlined for student use.