IIT Roorkee’s BhuDEV app gives early earthquake warning

 IIT Roorkee’s BhuDEV app gives early earthquake warning

Team L&M

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and the Government of Uttarakhand have jointly come out with the cutting-edge Earthquake Early Warning App, BhuDEV. Developed by IIT Roorkee’s leading experts, BhuDEV represents a significant milestone in leveraging technology to ensure the safety and resilience of Uttarakhand’s residents in the face of seismic threats.

Aptly named “Bhukamp Disaster Early Vigilantè,” embodies a transformative leap in earthquake preparedness, serving as a cornerstone in the arsenal of tools to safeguard communities.  Through its suite of meticulously designed features, the app empowers users with real-time earthquake alerts, ensuring timely responses to seismic events. Furthermore, the platform offers a wealth of educational resources, curated by experts, to enhance users’ understanding of earthquake preparedness and response strategies. With instant access to emergency assistance via the app’s intuitive interface, it emerges as a lifeline during times of crisis.

In the realm of earthquake preparedness, BhuDEV emerges as a beacon of innovation, meticulously crafted through the collaborative efforts of the Uttarakhand Government and the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. At the forefront of this initiative lies IIT Roorkee’s Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management, renowned for its groundbreaking research and technological advancements in disaster mitigation. Powered by the institute’s advanced seismic sensors and cutting-edge data analysis, BhuDEV delivers real-time earthquake warnings directly to users’ smartphones, ensuring timely responses in moments of crisis.

Moreover, BhuDEV’s SOS Button provides immediate access to assistance, enabling users to notify trusted contacts and authorities about their precise location with a single tap. As users navigate the app’s wealth of educational resources curated by IIT Roorkee’s experts, they gain valuable insights to enhance their earthquake preparedness and response strategies. Furthermore, BhuDEV’s innovative User Feedback Mechanism fosters ongoing improvements and innovation, driven by insights shared by the community.

“In the Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management, our mission has always been to harness knowledge and expertise to mitigate the impact of seismic events. With BhuDEV, we are proud to offer a solution that combines cutting-edge technology with actionable insights, ensuring that our communities are better equipped to face any challenges that come their way,” says Prof Kamal, IIT Roorkee.

“In this era of rapid technological advancement, BhuDEV represents a pinnacle of innovation and collaboration. Through our joint efforts with the Government of Uttarakhand, we have created a tool that not only empowers individuals with real-time information but also fosters a culture of preparedness and resilience,” adds Prof KK Pant, Director IIT Roorkee.


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