B.Tech Projects 2017 – 18
Structural Analysis and Design of Municipal Auditorium at Thiruvankulam
Submitted by Divya M V, Elizabeth Mathew, Meera Benny
The project deals with the analysis and design of a Municipal Auditorium at Thiruvankulam. A municipal auditorium is proposed to provide ambient space to meet diverse needs of nearby residents and visitors. The proposed project is mandated to enhance the community’s capability to conduct activities , develop links amongst people and also to meet the recreational and cultural needs to strengthen local community networks.
Pedestrain Underpass at Vytilla Junction – A proposal
Submitted by Ananth Vijay, Athira Babu, Dhony M Mathew, Lakshmi Mohan
Vytilla junction on National Highway 66 is one of the busiest traffic junctions in Kerala. The traffic scenario in and around the junction is a major issue of concern because of an over explosion in the traffic volume passing through the junction. This congestion has a great impact on pedestrians. The solution to this problem could be introduction of a pedestrian walkway in the form of a box culvert. The project consists of analysis and design of an underpass based on the data collected.
Design of Pedestrain Bridge connecting two Hospitals
Submitted by, Nithin Mohan, Shabna Nazar, Aswathy Vidhyadharan.
The project deals with the analysis and design of a pedestrian steel truss bridge connecting two hospital buildings at Perumpilly, Mulanthuruthy. A steel truss bridge is a bridge whose load bearing super structure is composed of a truss. It has many advantages like fast-track construction, prefabrication possibility, easiness in construction and maintenance, durability etc.
M.Tech Project 2017 – 18
Development Of A Frame Work For Improving Construction Process Using Value Stream Mapping
Submitted by Arun K Biju
The aim of the project is to measure productivity of labourers involved in different activities in the construction of steel structure from the fabrication to erection are considered. The future state map shows how the process might be improved after changes are made to the process by identifying value-adding activities and eliminating non-value adding activities to optimize construction processes. The challenge lies in organizing the information in the VSM to remove or reduce the non-value added steps. This study will introduce the ideas of Lean Production in construction in a more systematic way, identifying its main problems and proposing actions for improvement throughout the value and information flow.
2017 – 18
EMG controlled Prosthetic Limb
Submitted by Nikitha Sajan, Lakshmi Mohan, Sharon Alex, Aysha Zenab Kenza and Mereena Baby
In a world with steadily growing opportunities and technologies, we often find that the less gifted tend to struggle in managing their everyday activities. The project team overcome these shortcomings with efficient resources and knowledge. A helping hand for those in need, they worked to provide a new light for amputees (a person who has lost their arm in the process of amputation), with the help of EMG (Electromyogram) Controlled Prosthetic Limb.
A simplified robotic hand, designed to read basic hand gestures, with an affordable yet reasonable price, this product swears to fulfil the void of those deprived. This is efficient enough for an amputee to fill his basic daily requirements with a price in his reach, an option which not only is reasonable but is also trustworthy. The working of EMG (Electromyogram) Controlled Prosthetic Limb is fairly simple and is based on the electric signals produced as a result of muscle movements. Those signals are interpreted by the Myo-armband, which converts it to accurate hand gestures. This is then read by a microcontroller, the Arduino through a Bluetooth dongle. Based on those signals read, an appropriate number of server motors are rotated to move the Prosthetic Limb. The striking feature of this set up is that the movements of the Prosthetic Limb can be controlled by the unique electrical signals produced by the body. Even though this project is in the initial phase, there is a lot of scope for development in the future. Presently, the movements of the Limb are restricted, which with time and effort can be extended. With advanced technologies like AI, the nature of the product can be made faster, easier and more efficient to work with, also displaying a wide range of user-friendly features. With enough support and encouragement, we hope that this project would bring a new perspective to those in need of a helping hand.
- Won first prize in the paper presentation competition conducted at SVS College of Engineering, Coimbatore.
- First prize in the All Kerala CSI Student Summit project competition at TIST
Smart Phone Multimedia Dock and Traveller’s Pillow
Submitted by Siddharth Prajosh C and Yadev Jeyachandran
Project featured in Maker Mela 2018:
Mr. Siddharth Prajosh C and Mr. Yadev Jeyachandran of the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering participated amongst Top 30 Makers for Innovators Pitching Session of MakerMela 2018 held on 11th January 2018. Maker Mela is an all-ages showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness; organized by Somaiya Vidyavihar and RiiDL at Mumbai. The students exhibited their prototype ‘Smart Phone Multimedia Dock and Traveller’s Pillow’ at the Mela and won appreciation.
Blockchain In Healthcare
Submitted by Manju Mohan (Team Lead for IEEE Technergize Initiative)
Manju and her team of engineering students from multiple engineering colleges has put forward a project which maps blockchain with the healthcare industry. They were part of 7 months internship cum competition event called ‘Technergize’ which was a national level competition conducted by IEEE Computer Society, Kolkata Section and the final presentation was held at CSIS’18 held at Bodh Gaya, Bihar. They are one among the top 10 teams who got selected.
Sentruzer AR-VR Probe
Submitted by Alen Joy, Antony Varghese, Joel John, Melvin Martin, Saurav Mohan
Sentruzer aims to build a probing robot moving at ground level with multiple cameras attached. The captured visuals can be send to a VR controlled display screen on a real time basis. The visuals can be from a preferred direction and angle of the user, controlled through the application and servo motors. Pi cam is used to capture the video along with raspberry pi chip.
A robot with a controlled motor is the main machine to produce motion navigated in a remote controlled fashion. Robot or Probe can be navigated towards places which are inhabitable and hostile to humans. Instead of flying drones here we use robot thus it provides a human line of sight perspective and makes it more satisfactory to the user in that view. Real time videos will give live visual experience for the viewer. Hence pleasure and reliability can be kept unexplained.
A combination of real time video rendering and VR provisions give a good user experience along with precision and other desirable features. Dual screen visual providence is a smart way of giving justification to the captured videos. And the technical updates can be added frequently without interrupting the natural working of the whole system. VR Probing can be applied to the fields of Space Exploration, Geological Research, and Reconnaissance and for leisure as well. Sentruzer is designed by keeping in mind the rising need of surveillance and reconnaissance in ensuring security and preparedness to handle situations.
VIDMAP (Video Annotation)
Submitted by Amrutha T G, Manju Mohan, Merin Peter, Nikita Pinheiro
Video Annotation, also widely known as video concept detection or high-level feature extraction aims to automatically assign descriptive concepts to video content. It has received intensive research interests over the past few years. Video annotation is now being used in many research areas including human-computer interaction, linguistics, ethology, anthropology, psychotherapy, embodied agents, computer animation and oceanography. Conventional approaches to video annotation predominantly focus on supervised identification of a limited set of concepts. Since video content includes objects, events and scenes, generating sentences for videos will help to better understand the underlying activities happening in the video and there will be no ambiguity introduced. Moreover, if a video is annotated with a sentence, it’s easier for users to search with flexible queries. It is time-consuming to manually annotate a huge amount of videos with sentences. The proposed video annotation tool, VIDMAP aims to give a description about an input video automatically, using Image processing and Neural Network concepts. It is done in four steps: Video pre-processing, Candidate Sentence Element Acquisition, Best Sentence Element Selection, and Sentence Generation.
2017 – 2018
Arm Robot with Voice and Gesture Sensing System
Submitted by Suraj Varma, Vinayak Jayan, Acksa Baby, Namitha K.L.
Developed a prototype of wireless arm robot, which can be controlled by hand gesture & voice command and can perform pick and place operation in hazardous environment.
In this project a wireless arm robot, which can be controlled by hand gesture & voice command and can perform pick and place operation is developed. UART technique is implemented for the wirelessly control of arm robot and Gesture recognition is achieved through a new feature called color coding in sixth sense technology. The prototype is useful for applications in diverse fields. This arm robot which can work in hazardous environment also provides with an answer for the strong need of physically challenged persons to be at par with other normal humans, in-terms of functional abilities.
Fire Extinguisher Using Applied Electric Field
Submitted by Anand Joshy, Amal Basil, Ann Mary Martin, Alice Divya Nelson
This project is about new genre of Fire Extinguisher which can suppress the fire remotely with the help of electric field. Once the flame is detected with the help of a flame sensor a relay coil is energized and a high intensity electric field is produced across a pair of metallic conductor. This technology can suppress fire from a distance and also avoid the need for firefighting material which harms the environment. Also it can be a better method for the industries in which the man cannot directly take part in the production process. In future it can be used for the arc quenching in the circuit breakers
2017 – 2018
Advanced Braille Tutor
Submitted by Afeetha Jaleel, Afsana A Salam, Amrutha K R, Hasna P I
This project describes the design and implementation of a mechatronic device to facilitate learning of Braille literacy system, aimed primarily at children between 4 to 8 years, taking into account physical and functional aspects that guarantee comfort, motivation, permanence and accessibility Braille language. The device communicates wirelessly with a portable device (mobile) and it is integrated with software that serves as a tutor, telling the user that the character is being studied by an audible signal, evaluating what he writes in the LCD display right or wrong and showing on the monitor for support staff / teacher supervises learning. The functionality of the equipment was validated visually impaired children and mutes. The Braille system is a method that is used by the blind people to read and write, and was the first digital form of writing.
Solar Powered Automatic Polyhouse And Talking Plant
Submitted by Kiran babu, Rajeev P R, Alma T A, Anjana John
This project deals with the controlling and monitoring mechanism of the environmental parameters inside a polyhouse . By using this technique the ambient temperature and humidity can be controlled automatically. Based on the threshold values of temperature and humidity, the fan and the fogger system provide sufficient cooling and humidity inside the polyhouse. A soil moisture sensor is also included for monitoring the moisture content of the soil .Whenever the moisture content of the soil is below a threshold value, the drip irrigation system turns on automatically.The sensing section is controlled by a microcontroller atmega328. The advantage of the system lies in reducing the human effort by automation which further provides suitable environment inside the polyhouse. The same information about the status of temperature, humidity and soil moisture sensors are transmitted to the talking plant. The talking plant will display the emotion of the plant using an 8×8 LED dot matrix and it will also answer to pretrained questions. The speech recognition and speech synthesizing can be done using raspberry pi with the help of a sound card. The mike and the speaker are connected to soundcard to enable the communication between the plant and the human. As the command is given by the user, the talking plant initiates various actions like opening and closing of the roof, light on and off. Whenever the user asks about the current temperature and humidity values, time then it will respond by answering back.
Smart Power Control
Submitted by Abhishek A., Ajay P. Chacko, Krishnendhu Sunil, Susan Vinoth
The project dealt with the design and implementation of a microcontroller based IoT Smart Power Control unit that can be installed at homes, aiding home automation and sustainable energy management at any time, from anywhere. It also involved the design and development of a basic, user-friendly Android application to enable the control of devices and home appliances remotely, while maintaining the manual switch board facility, considering the aged and temporary non-residential users at homes. The Android application and the control unit are linked to an IoT Cloud platform allowing the user to ON/OFF the devices, monitor their health conditions and view the electricity bill based on the KSEB tariffs up to that instant of time. The individual power consumption and ON/OFF status of devices can also be monitored to help detect theft/intruders.
Digital Switch Board
Submitted by: Joel K Ajay , Rohit Roshan , Shankar K S , V. Vivek
Switching on lights, fans, and household appliances with the help of mobile apps or without the aid of a switch are some of the improving areas. This project introduces a digital switch board where all the mechanical switches are converted into touch sensitive icons. This switch board can also be accessed via internet by using the IoT technology. The main advantage of this system is that even, if we fail to switch off an appliance, we could do it wherever we are with the help of the internet. The ease of accessing and using the switches are also improved and thereby is an added advantage to this project.
Wi-Fi based Through Wall Imaging
Submitted by Anantha Krishnan R, Arun V G, Indrajith N Baby, Farhan Faiz A R
The project explores the use of Wi-Fi frequency signals (2.4 GHz) for mapping of an unknown area. Here we use a Wi-Fi transmitter and receiver, mounted on a robotic vehicle, travelling in opposite sides and collecting the received signal strengths along the perimeter of the area. This signal strength data is processed into an image of the area and the attenuating objects are estimated. Applications in surveillance, disaster management, autonomous navigation.
2017 – 2018
Intelligent Traffic Light System
Submitted by Mohammed Hafneem P A, Ajmal Hakkim, Mark Sanoj Joseph
The Intelligent Traffic Light system is a project which aims at developing an automated traffic light system that is suitable to the modern urban society. Currently the signal in a 4-way traffic signal works at a pre-defined timing settings. With the introduction of Intelligent Traffic System the cameras at the traffic signal analyses the cars in front of it using image processing technology. The lights in the path that has more number of cars are turned green so that the traffic block is reduced. Image processing works by analyzing the images caught by camera and determining the no of objects or cars that has in front of it.
Cross Road Collision Prevention System
Submitted by Nirmal P Jose, Amal P Vinod, Govind Prabhakar
Our project is based on the cross road collision prevention where we control the traffic between cross roads adjoining the main road. The vehicles passing through the crossroads will be aware of the oncoming traffic which adjoins the intersected roads. In our project, with the help of the installments of IR rays and sensors on either sides of the cross roads we can identify & detect the vehicles passing. We have also installed traffic lights and image processing devices at each cross roads so as to regulate the oncoming traffic and avoid accidental collision scenarios. With the help of image processing, we ensure safety measures are followed and rules are not violated such as over speeding and exceeding of passenger count on a bike and also the drivers are notified of the oncoming traffic congestion if any through a LCD screen.
Chair Alarm For Patient Fall Prevention Based on Gesture Recognition And Interactivity
Submitted by C S Sneha Santhosh, Nandini R, Bilha P T
The Gesture Recognition Interactive Technology (GRiT) Chair Alarm aims to prevent patient falls from chair sand wheelchairs by recognizing the gesture of a patient attempting to stand. Patient falls are one of the greatest causes in hospitals. Current chair and bed exit alarm systems are inadequate because of insufficient of injury notification, high false-alarm rate, and long trigger delays. These systems are typically binary alarms, which mean that they trigger on or off based on a parameter being above or below a threshold. In order to prevent false-triggers, many of these systems incorporate several seconds of delay before triggering the alarm, and thus further reducing the likelihood of preventing falls
Intelligent Medicine Box With Patient Monitoring System
Submitted by Arunima M P, Rajalakshmi T R, Salu Thankachan
A promising trend in healthcare is to shift routine medical checks and other healthcare services from hospital (Hospital-Centric) to the home environment (Home-Centric).An intelligent home-centric healthcare IoT platform, which flawlessly connects smart sensors attached to human body for biological monitoring and intelligent medical packaging for daily medication management, which involvesan intelligent medicine box with a light sensor to indicate the variations in the medicine slots like counting the number of tablets a patient is consuming, alarms are there to alert the caretaker, if the patient missed out to take medicine and more than that this medicine box will act as medication reminders. By largely using and promoting Home Health IoT, the facilities and services of hospitals can be made available in our home environment itself. The platform involves an open-platform-based intelligent medicinebox with enhanced connectivity and interchange ability for the integration of devices and services.The proposed platform provides home healthcare services for improved user experience and service efficiency. The feasibility of the implemented Health platform has been proven in field trials and if any vital signs recognized then gives alert to predefine care takers through SMS alert and monitor the conditions continuously.In this project, the whole system is controlled by microcontroller Arduino.
2017 – 2018
The project enables the paraplegics to do their work independently with effectiveness and reliability. The mobilization device in the proposed design is based on motorized methods and programmed micro controllers, which help paraplegic patients for physiotherapy exercises and movement.
Awards and achievements
- Invited to the inaugural function of K-DISC Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council which is a reconstructed cell of Kerala State Innovation Council which was held at Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum.
- First place for the best Advancing Technology For Humanity category by IEEE
- Young innovator Special award and cash award by TCS
- Second runner-up for Best innovative Project in state level project competition conducted by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, organised by SAHRDAYA Engineering college, for KTU-KSCTSE
- Invited by The Institution of Engineers (India) to present their project at Kerala State Centre, Visvesvaraya Bhavan, Opposite Kanakakunnu Palace, Nandavanam, Trivandrum
Automated Multi Level Slider-(PARA CLIMB)
The system is capable of working universally, irrespective of the building height for painting, washing, and periodical inspection of operative robot systems used at the exterior front of buildings.
The project was selected for the final round of Malayala Manorama Yuva Mastermind, Innovators expo. Infact out of 2500 projects, they selected 25 best projects, from all of Kerala, and our project was one among them.
The CNC router
The CNC router is an affordable, easily assembled computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutter that can be sold to hobbyists, small businesses, or others who require prototyping and manufacturing capability. The CNC router will perform automated machining of a workpiece in three dimensions.. The competitive advantage this design will offer is a robust, versatile CNC cutter at an affordable price.The goal of this project is to fill the void between do-it-yourself machines and more expensive kits.
The project bagged the 2nd prize in all kerala csi summit
Solar Panel Automated Cleaning System (SPAC)
Submitted by Shelvin Joseph, Saroop T S, Sahad Bin Haris, Roopak Radhakrishnan
The efficiency of solar panel is in between 16-22%. Constant soling and wind storm further reduces the efficiency by 20- 30%. Therefore, it is essential to have regular and proper cleaning of the panel. The fully automated Solar Panel Cleaning System is a solution for this problem. It uses soft yet powerful nylon brushes which can clean multiple rows. The system can fit directly onto the panels in solar power plants in commercial & residential sectors. The main advantage of this system is that the water can be reused.
The project is selected in KSCSTE TECON 2K18, a state level contest for innovative engineering projects held at Sahrdaya Engineering College, Thrissur from february 23rd to 25th. The project is also selected in Hardtech Kochi for final level pitching in first ever national level hardware conclave in Kochi, organized by Maker Village on March 10, 2018. The project is also selected for final level presentation at Idea grant organised by Kerala Startup mission.
Mini Automatic coconut Breaker
One of the main problems faced by several coconut processing industries is the time and cost incurred for the cutting the coconut into two halves. The project aims to remove the human labour for cutting the coconut and to improve the profit of the coconut processing centers. The machine can be fully automated to improve the safety of the workers & provide a risk free operation
Submitted by Eldhose Cherian, Francis A V, Hareesh T J, Jerrin Soman, Jose J Pulikkunnel
The project “Stairlift” is a mechanical device for lifting people up and down stairs. A rail is mounted to the treads of the stairs. A chair or lifting platform is attached to the rail. A person gets onto the chair or platform and is lifted up or down the stairs by the chair which moves along the rail. To suit different staircase of different inclinations, a tilting mechanism with hinges was also designed.
- Participated in Sustain-Ex, a project expo competition by MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram
- Selected for second stage of Idea Fest 2018 by Kerala Startup Mission.
2017 – 2018
Design And Fabrication Of Fire Fighting Robotic Arm
Submitted by Ashwin Paul, Bibin George, Fahad Ali M.A, Sreekul Warier
Rapid urbanization and industrialization caused the generation of number of hazardous and non-hazardous factories, high rise building, shops, storage facilities, oil and gas facilities etc. These are vulnerable sources of fire due to the presence of inflammable material. When a fire occurs in such places, the fire fighting is a difficult task to achieve successfully due to crowded building, smoke, high temperature and danger of explosion. If we use fire truck with fire man it limit the entry towards sources of fire and leads accidents to fireman. And also long time postures and generation of backpressure is another issue faced by fire fighters.
In this paper we are introducing a FIREFIGHTING ROBOTIC ARM which enables better fire fighting features without the exposure of fireman. Here we use arduino based microcontroller and C program to function the fireman robot. For the movement of robot we uses chain driven wheel which yields more stability.in order to prevent the back pressure developed due to the water jet we have provided with a one leg support which thus makes the robot stable. The robotic movement is based on remote control unit which contains a transmitter and receiver. We use the radio frequency communication which will have a appreciable range. The jet movement is provided along the vertical and horizontal direction to put out the fire. So this type of fire fighting system with proper control mechanism is useful for effective fire fighting without the exposure of fireman.
Design Of Fire Fighting Exoskeleton
Submitted by Dibendu V. Nayar, K. P. Nandhu Pramod, Manzoor A. N., Solomen Jose
This paper deals with the designing and modelling of a fire fighting exoskeleton. The fire fighting exoskeleton is an exoskeleton worn by a fire fighter which aims to increase their performance in walking, running and carrying load while they are high rise firefighting.The exoskeleton transfers its weight, load directly to the ground, so that the fire fighters don’t feel the load upon their body.Therefore the fire fighters will be able to carry injured persons as well as loads without much effort as the load is getting transferred to the ground as well as the fire fighters or the wearers abilities are supported using motor mechanisms as well as pneumatic actuated mechanisms.
Each of the exoskeleton suit’s will be customized for each fire fighter as the body dimensions vary from person to person.The proposed batteries to be used in the fire fighting exoskeleton is lithium polymer battery. The material of construction of fire fighting exoskeleton is proposed to be Titanium (for making the exoskeleton) and Aramid fibres (for making the outer covering of the exoskeleton). The raw materials have been selected based on their thermal resistances and low electrical conductivity. EMG sensors are to be used for controlling the motion of the motors and pneumatic actuators. The design calculations of the various actuation mechanisms have been discussed in this project. A model of the fire fighting exoskeleton is also shown which was developed using the software CATIA (Computer aided three dimensional interactive application). A simulation of the fire fighting exoskeleton is also created using CATIA.
Intelligent Safety Module For Cars
Submitted by Arjun M. Menon, Bestin Babu, Jithin P. Soman, Visal Viswan
The purpose of this project is to develop a system which will reduce the vehicle accidents and a supporting system which will help in the identification of the vehicle in case of an accident. The project is developed by incorporating the various sensors like alcohol sensor, vibration sensor and seat belt switch. GPS and GSM devices are also connected to the intelligent safety module to detect the vehicle location in case of accident and to inform the same to the authorities, relatives etc. An ATMega32 microcontroller is used in the device which is the brain of the system. Various devices mentioned above are also incorporated to the IC. The ignition of the car will be cut off if the driver is drunk or if the seat belt is not buckled. When the alcohol content is detected the corresponding location will be send to the respective receivers using GPS and GSM modules. Thus multiple safety issues are resolved by this device. The system is coded using embedded C programming software. Various softwares like AVR Studio, Proteus Design Suite and Khazama AVR programmer are also to be used in various stages of the project.
Process Safety Study For Storage Systems Of Propylene Recovery Unit
Submitted by Adarsh V. S., Vivin Thomas, Sidharth D.
Hindustan Organic Chemical Limited (HOCL), Cochin is a chemical industry, which deals with production units of phenol, acetone, and hydrogen peroxide. Incidence of chemical leakage presents a severe threat to the safety of residents in close proximity, air quality and occupational safety. And as such, the prevention and simulation of chemical leakage has become one of the most important topics in the fields of environmental protection and process safety. The report demonstrates various safety and fire protection system available in the industry. The report demonstrates various safety and fire protection system available in the industry. The industry has a well-managed Health Safety Environment and Management Systems includes HSE organization, HSE Policy, HSE procedures, permit to Work System, Emergency Response Plan and HSE Training Plan etc. Each unit in HOC is provided with various fire protection system such as fire hydrants, monitors, deluge valve, fire water pump and fire water tank etc. in compliance with OISD. Fire extinguishers are also distributed in the facility at various locations in compliance with standard as first aid for firefighting. LPG is main feed for the Propylene Recovery Unit (PRU) and Propylene is the product from the PRU. Hence the handling and storage of LPG and Propylene is herculean task for the facility. This project work aim to assess the potential hazards associated with PRU and evaluate the adequacy of existing safety and fire systems. The study analyze the safety and design criteria adopted for the LPG and Propylene storage and handling System in PRU. The study uses various Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) techniques such as Qualitative Analysis (Hazard Identification), Semi Quantitative Analysis (LOPA) and Quantitative Analysis (Fire Gas Dispersion and Explosion Analysis) for evaluating the potential hazards associated with the storage and handling system of LPG and Propylene in PRU.