Kolkata: A group of researchers at IIT-Kharagpur has developed a cyber-physical system for monitoring social distancing in public places, which is based on artificial intelligence, an official said on Saturday.
Speaking to ANI, a spokesperson of IIT-Kharagpur said that the team, under the leadership of professor Debashish Chakravarty and professor Aditya Bandopadhyay, has engineered a low-cost device. This can detect the gap between individuals.
A member of the research group said that “The device will play a proximity alert sound through audio output, whenever any violation of the social distancing norms occurs. It captures images of the field view and computes the distance as per criteria set by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare”.
In addition to this, the researchers had focused on the ease of deployment of such a device in remote places and curtailing the cost by using inexpensive and easily accessible hardware materials.
Instantly the system has been successfully tested by installing three prototypes of the device within the IIT-Kharagpur campus.