Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies 2020-12-03T10:22:26+0530 Dr. Rajnish Sharma Open Journal Systems <div class="archives"> <h4>Welcome to Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies</h4> </div> <div class="about_jorunal_content"> <p>"Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies (J. Today’s Ideas - Tomorrow’s Technol.)" is published by Chitkara University Publications under the aegis of Dr Bhanu Kapoor, a renowned Professor, Researcher and Industrialist living in United States of America as Editor-in Chief. This journal has been cogitated with the Vision 'To create a plinth for Intelligentsia with the aim of creation and dissemination of knowledge related to engineering that is relevant to other domains and facilities in advancements in science and technology'.</p> </div> Coping of Off-campus Class during the COVID-19 Crisis for the Architecture Pedagogy in Bangladesh 2020-12-03T10:15:25+0530 Masud Ur Rashid <p>Many of the private universities of Bangladesh have decided to continue their academic activities through online off-campus learning amid concerns that traditional classes could spread the COVID-19 virus. Teaching is moving online, on an untested and unprecedented scale. There are challenges and possibilities unveiling in the technical tertiary level education like Architecture. A Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programme need to be comprising of both theory and sessional studio courses. The learning modes are not same for these two areas. Modification and new invention of teaching methods need to be introduced to coping of off-campus class. In this study, the first-hand experience of on-line teaching in B.Arch program of the author and the similar experience of faculties of the different universities of Bangladesh are triangulated to come up with a model of off-campus class. This article finds out the systematic process of teaching method to coping of off-campus class during the COVID-19 crisis for the Architecture pedagogy. The process has three domains and four major areas. The teacher’s domain and the student’s domain are connected through the domain of virtual classroom. The four major areas are live streaming, live discourse, prerecorded lecture and assignment and feedback. A well synchronization of these areas can establish the model of off-campus class for architecture pedagogy.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Masud Ur Rashid Economic and Easy Do It Yourself (DIY) Safety Kit 2020-12-03T10:18:49+0530 Yukta Chauhan <p>The main objective of this paper is to present a cost effective and efficient safety kit in order to help fulfill the scarcity of PPE kits during COVID19 pandemic. These days it is quite essential to wear safety gears like masks, gloves, face shields etc. resulting in shortage of these items at some places and the second problem is that certain sections of people cannot afford to purchase these items. This paper presents methods to create cheap yet effective safety kits at home. The kit will require easily available material like cloth bag, biodegradable trash bag, polythene bag etc. and items like gown, cap, masks, and gloves can be made using these materials.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Yukta Chauhan Covid PDS Plus: An E-PDS & Healthcare Platform Towards Pandemic Restoration 2020-12-03T10:19:33+0530 Vedant Shrivastava <p>During the COVID-19 crisis, millions of migrants daily-wage workers and homeless people around the world are facing food insecurity. This has forced migrants to travel to their hometowns during the pandemic thereby exposing them to greater health risks and also accelerating the risk of spread of virus. Anecdotal evidence demonstrates the importance of enforcing food security and distribution policies to tide the crisis. However, the effects of these policies on containing mobility during the crisis remain unknown. This paper presents a prototype of technology enabled e-PDS (pubic distribution system) and healthcare platform to connect different stakeholders i.e. people, government, NGOs.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Vedant Shrivastava Plantation and Harvesting Autonomous Locomotive (PHAL) 2020-12-03T10:20:08+0530 Chaitanya Rao Aditya Garg <p>Agriculture has seen quite a good growth due to the latest machinery being used to maximize yield and minimize cost. People around the world are starting to understand the inherent potential and scope of automation and robotics in agriculture. However, there are many problems which continue to prevail like the non-availability of labour, poor and costly machinery, etc. So there is a need to address these existing problems. This project addresses the inherent difficulties in the agricultural field. It tries to provide a remarkable solution to many of the existing problems. This project, named PHAL is a rover type bot which can<br>perform all the basic activities included in farming. It is fully autonomous, ecofriendly machine which can perform many tasks like ploughing, sowing, irrigation, harvesting etc. Using this machine, farmers can get rid of majority of the problems, all this at a very low cost. </p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Aditya Garg and Chaitanya Rao Automated Sanitization Device – Hand Sanitization, Thermal Screening and IoT-based Web-database 2020-12-03T10:20:51+0530 Prathamesh Samal Sutirtha Roy Akash Chauhan Vishu Chauhan Vaibhav Malhotra Shivam Pundir Swatantra Singh Jatin Kanojia <p>In this time of great distress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitization is of utmost priority to prevent the transmission of germs. We have come forth with an innovative “automated sanitization device” which makes the process of hand sanitization and temperature screening rapid, automatic and easier. The proposed automated sanitization device contributes significantly to prevent the spread of the virus and also raises awareness to increase hygiene at public places. The concept of embedded systems with various sensors attached to a PCB has been used in designing of the device. This paper addresses the methodological details of proposed automated sanitization device while focusing on its technical as well as financial expects. The proposed device is anticipated to be used at various public places like workplaces, residences, railway stations etc. working of this model, addressing both the technical as well as the financial aspect.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Prathamesh Samal et al. Automatic Door Handle or Knob Sanitizer 2020-12-03T10:21:45+0530 Sundram Singh Aditya Garg <p>An increase in the risk of COVID-19 spread led people, industries and the government to adopt various approaches for controlling the transmission rate of COVID-19 viruses. Although each approach has its advantages, but in terms of cost-effectiveness and flexibility, one approach i.e. Arduino based sanitizing systems have played an important role to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. In the direction of this research field, a lot of researchers have exerted great efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak. However, an automatic door handle and knob sanitizer based on IR sensor and servo motor has not been reported till date as per our knowledge. Therefore, In this paper, we have demonstrated an automatic door handle sanitizer to sanitize the handle or knob of a door that is generally used by many people in houses, hospitals, and industries, etc. The reported work has been done to prevent people from getting infected by the coronavirus. If anyone gets infected by touching the contaminated door knob of any institution, house, hospital, etc., then it will have a severe effect on the person as well as on his country. In this regard, the reported system sanitizes the door handle to remove the virus from it as the person touches the door knob. The demonstrated system contains Arduino-Nano, Servo motor, Bread-board and an IR Sensor. It can be implemented in public places such as hospitals, companies where the doors are used frequently to break the chain of COVID-19 infection. </p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Sundram Singh and Aditya Garg Semi-Automatic Sanitizer and Thermal Scanner 2020-12-03T10:22:26+0530 Jasmeet Singh Gurmeet Singh Gurditt Singh <p>War of humanity against COVID-19 is stretching at this stage of time. In this paper, a solution has been proposed to sanitize the narrow roads and public areas with a robotic solution. Robot design proposed in this paper can be operated using a remote and that saves human beings from direct possible face off with COVID– 19 virus.. This Semi-Automatic machine proposed in the work has a built-in thermal scanner to scan the locals and also a walkie talkie to give further instructions to the person being scanned.Robot also has a carriage section that can transport medicine and food to the infected area. With this one robot, a large area such as slums, narrow roads, schools, and buildings etc. can be covered.</p> 2020-12-03T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2020 Jasmeet Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Gurditt Singh