New Delhi, 10th May, 2016:
In the period from April 22 – May 21, more than 60 million pilgrims are expected to gather in Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh for KUMBH MELA (Simhastha). Such huge religious confluences are vulnerable to stampedes and other accidents. In order to address this issue, a research grant has been made available by the Indian Department of Electronic and Information Technology (DEITY) and The Netherlands Scientific Research Organization (NWO) together with contributions from the industry (i.a. TATA, Tech Mahindra) for a joint Indo-Dutch research project on pervasive communications and computing: “The Kumbh Mela experiment: measuring and understanding the dynamics of mankind’s largest crowd”.
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Press release ‘Het Financiele Dagblad’ click here: Hoe Amsterdamse hightech een Indiaas pelgrimsfeest moet behoeden voor rampen _ Het Financieele Dagblad 19 Mei 2016
Press release ‘De Telegraaf’ click below