23 April, 20016: Technological avant-garde was at display in the exhibits of the Computer Science Department in the Bharti and SIT Buildings for the Open House ’16. A plethora of inquisitive students got to see a wide spectrum of technology put at its best use.
The Portable Attendance System Project proposed a mechanism of automatic attendance. When a person would enter a defined area, then only he would be able to mark his attendance using an app on his smart phone. This phone would be identified by a unique ID ending the chances of proxy attendance. The Virtual Technologies Lab in Bharti Building had arrays of exciting projects aimed at taking the art of wireless communication to a next level. The Highway Navigation Project uses Li-Fi in street lamps i.e. uses visible light for transmission of information. The users would know which place they are at as soon as they would come under the ambit of that light. Another project proposed a GSM based Energy Monitoring System to be installed in the electricity meters of houses. This would allow us to keep a track of our electricity consumption through phones and even let the electricity board to remotely check for faulty meters and cut the supply of electricity (in case of defaulters).
The SIT building played a host to tell the world what IIT Delhi has achieved in breaking the barriers for the blind. SmartCane 2.0, our flagship Project, uses ultrasound to notify blind people of the obstacles nearby. The MAVI (Mobility Assistant for Visually Impaired), capable of detecting notice and sign boards (and reading the message on them) and animals around, is a breakthrough for the blind to become independent. The Refreshable Braille Display breaks the status quo of short lived Braille Scripts in the field of tactile graphics by multiplying their life manifold. The bus buddy project uses an app for notifications for upcoming stops when a person is sitting in a bus.
The Line Automation Project hit at the menace of breaking queues. It had an app linked display board which would display the image of the person in next turn. The Smart Notice Boards Project displayed notices on a digital platform with the option for connected users to push data into them.
Thus, this public exhibition saw an unmatched blend of innovation and technology.