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Oct'19

human safety

Team Members: Kashika, Nikita,ishita,Rashmi Problem Statement: Indian Railways is wide and extensive network that runs through almost all kinds of terrain. It passes thorough forests as well as cities which makes it's tracks more prone to danger. Sometimes there may be animal crossing tracks, or maybe due to some storm a tree may have fallen and blocked the tracks. It may also have there may be cracks in the rails. to solve this problem i wish to create a robot that will help in maintenance of tracks.  User Persona: Railways Interview: INTERVIEW WITH MR. Suresh KumarPOST: Senior Goods Guard Manager at Indian Railways Q1. How does maintenance of tracks pose a huge problem?Ans. Maintenance of rails poses various problems such as –A. Most common is falling of trees on tracks.B. Animals and people crossing tracks makes the pilot apply harsh breaks which damages both train and tracks.C. Fog in winters disturbs the vision of the pilot and hence forces him to slow down the speed of the train. When the train moves at slower speed their grip on rails decreases.D. Cracks on the tracks can lead to derailment.E. There can be stones on the tracks which need to be removed.…

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03

Oct'19

human safety

Team Members: Nikita, Ishita, Kashika, Anushka Problem Statement: Well maintained and smooth roads are a symbol of a developed country. Most metropolitan cities of India face problems of maintaining their roads. They are filled with potholes and humps . And especially during rainfall propose a huge danger to the motorists.Every coming year has seen the increase in number of such accidents. The basis of the project will be devise a system that will detect these pot holes , categorise them according to the danger they possess and provide alerts . User Persona: All vehicle drivers  Interview: A.Reasons why potholes can be dangerous : 1.Hitting a pothole could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.2.Potholes are notorious for causing hidden damage, from harming the springs in your suspension to knocking holes in the undercarriage and your exhaust system.3.Even minor damage to the road surface could throw off your vehicle’s alignment and make an accident more likely. B.Statistics on number of road accidents caused due to potholes:https://data.gov.in/resources/stateut-wise-number-accidents-classified-under-category-potholes-2015-2017-ministry-road C.Need for pothole detection: Potholes, formed due to heavy rains and movement of heavy vehicles, become a major reason for traumatic accidents and loss of human lives. A cost effective solution is needed that collects…

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03

Oct'19

Natural Disaster Prevention

Problem Statement: India witnesses flood due to excessive rainfall which then results in overflow of rivers, lakes and dams, which adds to cause large amounts of damage to people's lives and property. Create a IOT based project on rain intensity detection for low lying areas to help early detection of floods. Early information about floods will give people and also concerned authorities more time to take action. User Persona: Civilians residing in the above mentioned areas whose livelihood maybe destroyed by floods.  Interview: CONSEQUENCES OF FLOODS: As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases. As communication links and infrastructure such as power plants, roads and bridges are damaged and disrupted, some economic activities may come to a standstill, people are forced to leave their homes and normal life is disrupted. Similarly, disruption to industry can lead to loss of livelihoods. Damage to infrastructure also causes long-term impacts, such as disruptions to supplies of clean water, wastewater treatment, electricity, transport, communication, education and health care. Loss of livelihoods, reduction in purchasing power and loss of…

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