Directional counting yields data on what direction counted objects come from and go to. For example, at a 4 way intersection, there are twelve possibilities: turning left, right, or going straight from each of the 4 directions. This information is also useful at stores to understand how customers interact with the floorspace of a business, particularly a retail space. Users draw out the paths objects could take that they wish to count, and the system counts them until it is reset. This can also be used to enforce one-way aisles in retail stores during the pandemic.