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College students invent device to check vehicular pollution

A team of three engineering students of Moradabad Institute of Technology has innovated a device that keeps owners of two-wheelers informed about vehicular emission through an android app called BRHMAS (Bike and Rider Health Monitoring with Anti-Theft System). The device also gives a warning about increase in harmful vehicular emission for 10 days and if pollution levels are not brought under permissible limits, the bike’s ignition will not work, thus preventing the rider from using the vehicle. Gas sensors installed in the vehicle will detect the level of emission and send a notification to the app linked to it.

 

 

The three students behind the invention are Aman Chaturvedi, Shimona Cairae and Saumya Tiwari, all fourth year B.Tech (electronics and communications) students. Cairae said, “Without adequate maintenance, two-wheelers also emit a great amount of harmful gases. The device has three gas sensors which help monitor carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and smoke emitted by the vehicle. Once these emissions exceed the permissible limits, the rider will get a notification on the android app BRHMAS, which is linked to this system. A 10 day warning will be given to get the pollution checked. And if it is not done, on the 11th day, the vehicle will not start – forcing the rider to get its pollution checked.” 

 

It should be noted that these students had taken their college seniors’ project a step ahead with this system. Last year, four engineering students of the institute installed sensors to detect whether the rider is wearing a helmet or not and whether he is sober or not, and also read the fingerprint of the rider for starting the engine. If any of the three conditions are not fulfilled, the engine will not start, thus preventing the rider from using the vehicle in a potential unsafe manner. Apart from the existing features, the new invention includes pollution monitoring, pulse detector and accident detector. The price of the device is likely to be around Rs 7,000.

 

“Apart from the pollution monitoring system that will take care of the vehicle’s health, other features such as pulse detector and accident detector will keep a check on the rider’s health. In case of any abnormality in the pulse rate or in case of an accident, a message will be sent to the nearest hospital or ambulance. We are planning to get a patent for this and ensure that this setup is used by others in the country,” said Amit Saxena, assistant professor at MIT and mentor of the students.

  

The project has been shortlisted for the semi-finals of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017, and is among the 73 teams finalized from among 15,000 teams. The contest is anchored by N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) – the hub of entrepreneurial activity at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), and supported by MyGov. Also, the team is among the 626 teams selected for Hackathon 2018 organised by the ministry of human resource development.

 

 

 

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/