Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Human Behaviour Anomaly Tracking System for Metro Railways
Explain your idea in details:
The authors hereby propose a vision based human behaviour tracking module in order to track abnormal human activities and behaviour that could arise due to suicidal attempts and activities related to sabotage. The proposed solution can be integrated with any existing surveillance solution or this can be implemented standalone. The system will get information about the timings and platform numbers for all arriving / departing trains at the specific stations. There will be a number of groups of cameras installed within the underground metro platform areas. The basic building blocks of the system are depicted in Figure-2. The raw camera data frames from each camera units will be transmitted to the Central Control room for subsequent analysis and actions. Various algorithmic building blocks within the human behaviour tracking system include usual Image Processing algorithms, Face Detection, Emotion Detection, Gait/ Gesture Analysis, Behaviour Tracking. The other modules necessary for the application are Alert & Notification generation for the security personnel deployed at stations / platforms, train drivers and Control Room etc. *The suicidal attempts identification is a special case of human behaviour anomaly wherein the suspected behaviour can be correlated with the timings of the approaching or departing trains. *The sabotage activities can be detected by a special human behaviour comprising of several scenario like: attempting some activities on the tracks, attempting to loiter around suspected / blind corners and / or lonely areas of the platform etc). *Some of these suspected activities can be monitored by human security personnel at the Control Room and platforms by observing real-time video streaming, but the system will assist these personnel with audio and display message, thus minimizing the impact of manual surveillance negligence. The alerts and notification will be broadcasted to the security personnel deployed on the stations / platforms and drivers.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The proposed solution with advance technology will definitely transform the way to prevent suicidal attempts in metro railways. However, suicide is a community-wide concern, community residents feel some responsibility for prevention, and railroads should not be expected to be the sole source of preventive activities for intentional fatalities by rail. It also would be beneficial to expand training to include merchants and other key people in the community who can also assist with suicide prevention activities and identify potential victims.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The potential customers/ sponsors are government bodies of various states/ countries who want to build smart-cities. The collaborators could be NGOs.
I am 41 years old. I am having 14 years of multi-domain experiences in Image Processing, Computer Vision, Deep Learning & related areas; I have worked in domains like education, mining, automotive, healthcare, retail, banking, automobile etc.