Digital Solution for Enforcing Social Distancing

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Arnab Ghorai

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology

Sarah Gawde

Sardar Patel Institute Of Technology

Dhananjay Kalbande

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology

Date Written: May 31, 2020

Abstract

During the period of pandemic, it is very crucial to follow the instructions given by official authorities. One major step during this period is the Social Distancing. It becomes very difficult for the authorities to keep detailed check on whether social distancing is being followed or not. We come across situations where instead of patiently following these rules, people panic and tend to crowd up places. So, for easy monitoring for the authorities (like police officials) we propose to you a digital solution using Deep Learning technique which would alert them as soon as the violation of the social distancing is detected that is number of people more than the threshold (limit on the number of people allowed to be in a place, set by the government) or distance between two people is less than the threshold distance. A video stream will be captured from the CCTV camera, with the help of PoseNet model we are detecting the humans and keeping a track of the number of humans present in the given live video stream, if the number of humans crosses the minimum threshold limit (set by the officials) or if the Euclidean distance between any two poses detected in the frame in less than say 3ft we alert the authorities in-charged. This application will not only be helpful to reduce the efforts and strength required to manually check the places around, but also to save time and quick analysis as in layman’s term the CCTV cameras will help simultaneously monitor each and every place of common gathering.

Keywords: pandemic, deep learning, PoseNet, human detection, alert

Suggested Citation

Ghorai, Arnab and Gawde, Sarah and Kalbande, Dhananjay, Digital Solution for Enforcing Social Distancing (May 31, 2020). Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Computing & Communications (ICICC) 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3614898 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3614898

Arnab Ghorai

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology ( email )

Sarah Gawde

Sardar Patel Institute Of Technology ( email )

Dhananjay Kalbande (Contact Author)

Sardar Patel Institute of Technology ( email )

Andheri West Mumbai
Mumbai, 400058
India

HOME PAGE: http://www.drkalbande.in

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