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IIT Madras Develops System To Prevent Stampedes During Kumbh, Hajj

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

IIT Madras researchers have developed an algorithm that can help manage crowds using minimal manpower, and prevent stampedes at crowded gatherings like Kumbh and Hajj. Researchers said that crowd movement resembles a fluid, and laws of fluid dynamics can be used to place personnel to check for disturbances. The computer simulation can also help design safe evacuation procedures, researchers added.