Project Title: Tegereza Wemererwe (Managing Social Distancing in clouded area)
Exceptional times require exceptional measures.
In order to meet the stricter requirements for social distancing for fighting against covid-19, public places statistics calculations, for security and we have developed an idea which give an opportunity to design a cost effective new product that provides a valuable support in managing the daily flow of people in different places such as Stadium, banks, churches, bars, market places, public transportation and many more areas.
Purpose Statement (Goals):
§ To avoid emotion in the safety of people in the area by rules of social distancing
§ To identify by counting how many people are located in the area, management of people based on the area we have.
§ Monitoring, keeping information you can retried anytime (Identifying where they are not respecting rules).
§ Sending a SMS to the administrator (Ex. Police Station or anyone who is monitoring the system) which is going to help for some decisions making.
§ Assist in Statistics, by identifying how many people are using the area or who have visited the area (Banks, Stadium, and Supermarket).
To alert someone on the entrance by making a noise and lighting in red as “Danger = Not allowed” and green as” Free = Allowed”, the noise will help for those who have a problem to see (Alert system, to avoid mistakes).
§ Security; identify how many people are in a certain place.
§ Allowing really number of people in the area not to overload people where they are not comfortable (People management).
§ Fighting against covid-19; social distancing.
§ Real statistics calculation
Identify fraud immediately (E.g. the room has the capacity of such a number of people, if there is a stranger, the system will not allow one of the authorized persons to enter the room)
§ Smartness City
§ Improve records availability, accessibility of information and documents.
§ Robots which works 24 hours by 7 days.
§ Increase the community of users of the information by providing ubiquitous availability and stability (Ex. Someone in the office is able to see where they are destroying rules which will help for some decision making).
§ Improve outreach campaigns through better tools and automation (Every community is able to get our products by automating they activity).
§ Response time to potential (Records are available anytime, online where it is going to be used if necessary).
§ Due this lockdown, we had time to think how we can deploy anything which can help our people to fight for covid-19 and we have found that our device is not going to work only for covid-19, in many more activities as we explained previously.
§ Producing many devices which are going to serve our nation where are needed.
§ Train users and technical staff how to use the products.
§ Establish support processes.
§ Affordable product
§ People – Mpunga Mediateur, Dusenge Patrick and Eric Maniraguha.
§ Time – implementation within two weeks.
§ Provide training to more people on how the system works.
Risks and Dependencies:
§ The cost justification in terms of ease of use, quality of information, speed of accessibility, ease of support and maintenance is difficult to quantify so that management can see improvements in the use of investments in systems.
§ We have thought about a solution to this pandemic (Covid-19), by avoiding overloading the spaces by using a machine which calculates and gives statistical calculations,
§ We need Support of Ideas to this system.
Tegereza Wemererwe project has the following parts:
1. Box or Pillar
2. Alarm system,
4. Process Unit
5. Internet system
7. Cloud technology or Google map
I. Box or Pillar
This is the box or Pillar which holds the device, where it is going to be located.
It’s fixed at the entrance and holds sensors and an alarm system, which is activated when the number of people has gone behind a maximum.
So the pillar is a traffic light system placed at the entrance to manage the flow of people; It allows and/or blocks entrance with a help of a big display (green=Allowed to enter; red=not allowed to enter).
The device is covered with a waterproof material, making it usable in any kind of weather.
Note: The device is flexible for different sizes.
II. Alarm System
a) Light Alarm: A traffic light system with 2 different color display (Lighting in red = Not allowed) and (Lighting in green = allowed).
b) Sound Alarm: A buzzer is activated when a maxim number of people has been exceeded, this buzzer makes a loud noise until the number of people is reduced.
c) Data Center: The system can be controlled remotely (via internet / VPN). The system administrator can see everything which is going on. He/she can track and trace all places where they are respecting the rules.
d) SMS Message: The system administrator or owner of the system will be notified via an instance SMS, whenever the rules are not being respected somewhere.
The counting of people at the entrance and exist is held by PIR motion sensors, which are directly connected to the process unit of the system.
IV. Process unit
This is the main part of the system which collect information from sensors and process the information, and put the information on the server.
V. Internet System
In order to operate, the system needs an internet connectivity. A sim card is needed to each device; we can easily get a good internet from our local ISP (Internet Service Provider).
The system has an internal battery, which operates when there isn’t electricity, this battery can last for 10 hours in operation. And a solar panel can be added to it. We make sure our system operates 24/7.
VII. Cloud Technology or Google map
For an easy monitoring, the system has a map, with locations of all registered places. All notifications can be seen on the map as well (e.g. when a certain has more people than its maxim, an alert icon is being display on that exact location with a message alert).
VIII. Server System
The system needs a server to store all collected information. All needed information will be retrieved from this server.
Example of how our system will be connected to some buildings: