Students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur have developed a smart sanitization tunnel which utilizes various technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an automatic touch free sanitization experience.
There is a three step process for the tunnel to do its work. First the AI based camera detects whether the person is wearing a mask or not and if not, a buzzer start ringing prompting the user to wear a mask. Secondly, a temperature sensor records the person’s body temperature and if it crosses a certain threshold, again the buzzer starts ringing. If the above two condition is satisfied, then the nozzles will automatically start spraying at the person for 4-5 seconds after which the person can exit.
Through this project we have demonstrated our competency in developing AI software capable of running in cheap edge devices thus bringing the overall cost of production down and allowing faster adoption of these advance technologies by our underdeveloped yet promising MSME sector. This project is a small demonstration of the untapped potential that the sector of AI, IOT holds. “We are currently developing industrial solutions for Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) which will help them in cutting costs and modernize their production line,” said the students.
The long term goal is to provide cheap but effective automation and IT services to our underperforming MSME sector and to bring forth the Industry 4.0 revolution as quickly as possible, they said.
Team members comprises of Ishneet Singh Bhatia, Shubham Rao (Metallurgical Engineering), Nihal Dewangan, Himanshu Ranjan Shende (Biotechnology), and Tanay Naik (Biomedical) developed the system.