Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have developed a Smartphone application which will reduce the chances of fraud and can detect fake currency. They also provided solutions for industrial operations ranging from thermal power plants to nuclear radiation tracking. The code for a smartphone application to detect counterfeit currency is developed by a group of six students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The image processing application which can detect fake currency can be installed on Smartphone and thus be used by people at various points to reduce the chances of fraud. TYSS Santosh, the research leader, said that “A user can upload a currency note image and the mobile app would verify its authenticity using 25 features extracted from the front and rear side of the currency note. In case of detection of a fake note, the user will also be notified”.
To address the issue of an occupational hazard for people working in the domain of a nuclear-powered device, students were asked to develop a solution for visualizing and localizing a 3D radiation source along with its size, shape and orientation, given the data on spatial dosage. Lakshay Bansal, the team leader said that “This solution is well-suited to occupational workers carrying wearable sensors detecting radiation dose data. The sensors can pinpoint the location of radiation leaks in nuclear plants and refineries. The solution can also find application in medical radiation therapy or radiotherapy as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cancer cells”.
Another team from the institute has developed a virtual reality-based application for training and skill development of the workers at a thermal power plant through interactive drill based training. The solution is an interactive virtual reality environment of a thermal power plant with simulations and guides to help operations, maintenance and performance of complex procedures in an efficient and error-free manner.
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