Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Anshrah BaigSEECSUndergraduateFourthabaig.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Idea Details

Idea Name: Electronic Nose
Slogan: Smell it, then Live it!
Startup Domain: Lifestyle
Abstract:
    The main idea is to develop a system that actually SMELLS the food. And on the basis of its smell it is able to distinguish and tell whether the food is fit for eating or not i.e stale or fresh.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    2 million people in U.S suffer from Anosmia the disability of sense of smell plus humans can not smell the odorless gases released when food rots e.g Carbon Monoxide. 600 million get food poisoning and 420,000 die annually. Hence no check on food by us and the food industry.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Children under 5, pregnant women and elderly people suffer the most from food poisoning leading to death, hence it will help them as well as the entire humankind. This will help government and our food industry to ensure that quality food is provided.
How will the solution works
    We will place the food sample in an air tight jar. The gaseous components released will be mixed with air and then compressed and will be made to flow through pipes into the array of sensors where we will acquire readings. Based on these readings our micro-controller will perform classification by KNN or ANN, Machine learning algorithms to classify food as fresf or stale, which will be displayed on the LCD screen.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    This can be checked manually by sensing it but we only have 400 different types of smell receptors and can not distinguish accurately as we can not smell odorless gases. This can be done by digital image processing by capturing photos but this wont give reliable results as camera specification vary.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-23 (1420)