Fossil Smartphone Wristlet – Three students from Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering in Delhi developed an Android application to measure alarming pollution levels at the National Capital Region (NCR), the US-based Marconi Society, which gave them prizes, said Monday.
“The three students of Bharti Vidyapeeth have developed an application using smartphone camera images to measure the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the NCR, especially New Delhi, by anyone with a smartphone device,” the Society said in an email to IANS. here.
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Undergraduate engineering students Tanmay Srivastava, Kanishk Jeet and Prerna Khanna jointly won a cash prize of $ 1500 (Rs 1.09,500) last week at the Marconi Community Award held in India and sponsored by the Marconi Community under the Celestini Program.
The NCR, especially Delhi, has been in the grip of poisonous air for a week, mainly due to thick smoke from burning straw on Haryana and Punjab farms and lakhs of cars that emit fossil fumes.
“All three have developed ‘Air Cognizer’, a portable real-time air quality analytic application, which is available on the Google Play Store to be downloaded freely by any smartphone user to measure air quality in the region,” the Society said. .
“Users must upload an image taken outdoors with half of it covering the sky region. Using image processing techniques, extracted features and a Machine Learning model (ML) from the application estimating AQI in that area,” said the statement.
The ML model is deployed on smartphones using Tensorflow Lite and ML Kit from Google, the largest search engine giant in the world.
“You can’t know how to solve the problem unless you know the severity. Therefore, we created Air Cognizer to make people know the quality of the air they breathe, which is just a click away,” Srivastava told IANS from New Delhi.
Built in 1974 in honor of the Nobel Prize Winner Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), who created radio, the California-based Marconi Society promotes awareness of key technologies and policy issues in the telecommunications and internet fields and recognizes individual achievements through Marconi and Young Prizes Scholar Awards every year.
The Celestini program, named from the hill in Italy where Marconi conducted his first wireless transmission experiment, was run by the annual Young Scholar Awards, which work with engineering students in developing countries, to use technology for the social and economic transformation of their communities. .
The program began in India in 2017 in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi) by ML engineers from Google AI Aakanksha Chowdhery, who was the Marconi Young Scholar in 2012 for his work on the latest high-speed internet connectivity.
IIT-Delhi partners include professors Brejesh Lall and Prerana Mukherjee.
Three teams of 100 applicants were selected to work during the summer at IIT-Delhi on issues related to air pollution and road safety in the national capital.
Divyam Madaan and Radhika Dua from the Institute of Technology and Technology at Chandigarh (UIET) won the second prize for designing a website that predicted the level of air pollution in Delhi for the next 24 hours.
The website, using the Google Cloud platform and the ML engine, predicts the main pollutants and their causes such as vehicle traffic, industrial emissions, or agricultural waste in each location based on historical data.
The third team, also from Bharti Vidyapeeth, has Sidharth Talia, Nikunj Agarwal, and Samarjeet Kaur, who made a prototype digital platform to send vehicle-to-vehicle warnings about potential road safety hazards or collisions using computer vision techniques on Raspberry Pi and XBee radio modules .