There is a festival in India so amazing that millions of people attend every year – despite the near certainty that many will die. Nilay Kulkarni grew up hearing the horror stories of human stampedes that claimed hundreds of lives annually.
With a desire to prevent what seemed inevitable, the guiding voice of his grandfather, a hackathon, and a set of black rubber mats, Kulkarni took on human stampedes. This episode of ‘Fixed That For You’ combines the science of crowd control with the power of a lifesaving DIY data collection tool.
Kulkarni was the co-founder and CTO of Ashioto Analyitcs, a real-time crowd flow analysis platform.
Check out more about Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest festivals in India.
Curious to learn more about crowd safety? Keith Still is a professor of Crowd Science at Manchester Metropolitan Univerisity.
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