Title: Ultrasonic sensor based social distancing device

Authors: Mohit Ghai; Ruchi Gupta

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ADGITM, IP University, Delhi, 110053, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ADGITM, IP University, Delhi, 110053, India

Abstract: Corona virus disease (Covid-19) is an infectious disease which is caused by a newly discovered virus, known as the corona virus that comes under the category of SARS. It has been originated in Wuhan, China and has spread across the whole world like the "fire in the forest". Due to increase in the pandemic day by day, the number of people infected by it is in millions and the deaths are in lakhs. The transmission of virus is through physical contact from person to person/objects and gets multiply to pass to community. The technique which can help to reduce the virus is social distancing. This paper proposes a device that gives an actual and real time information observed by device. It helps the person to remind of having social distancing. The hardware, run by the Arduino programmed software, is small and can be easily carried.

Keywords: Covid-19; pandemic; social distancing; Arduino; ultrasonic sensor; alarm.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2021.117227

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2021 Vol.36 No.3, pp.139 - 145

Received: 17 Nov 2020
Accepted: 28 Dec 2020

Published online: 13 Jul 2021 *

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