SMVITM students develop child-tracking system

A team of students from Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management (SMVITM), Bantakal, has developed a child-tracking module or system which monitors the movement of children and immediately sends the information to their parents or guardians.

A press release said the system alarms them if any suspicious activities are found, thus ensuring the safety of the child.

The students have developed an android application coupled with an advanced GPS tracker along with Raspberry Pi board, equipped with GSM modules, to track the child’s movements by frequently sending the location information to the guardians.

The app alerts them through text messages if any suspicious activity occurs or if the child moves out of a certain proximity area and if they do not reach the destination for a maximum predefined time limit, thus helping parents to report to the police in time which may save the child.

The vital purpose of the child tracker is to keep track of and monitor the movements of the children and frequently send the latitudinal and longitudinal information to the smart phones of the parents/guardians in real time. 

Ultimately, the system ‘Track Me!’ accounts for the safety of the child and thus provides peace of mind to the parents/guardians who will be busy in their day-to-day activities, students Shreeraj, Satwik, Nishmitha and Niveditha said.

The system was developed under the guidance of assistant professor B N Ramachandra, department of CSE, SMVITM, Bantakal.

The students said a study report by NHRC India indicates that only 10% of human trafficking in India is international, while almost 90% is inter-state. Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year of which 11,000 remain untraced. Studies have estimated that 12,000 to 50,000 women and children are trafficked for the flesh trade annually. There is an estimated 30,00,00 child beggars in India and every year, 44,000 children fall into the clutches of the trafficking gangs. 
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