Noise pollution has become a threat to the environment. And it is high time to take measures against this growing menace. Recently, a senior technical officer named Satish Lokhande at CSIR-National Engineering Research Institute(NEERI), Nagpur has developed a unique Noise Application to measure the real-time noise level using Android smartphones. It is available on the Google Play store for free.
The App was launched during the CSIR Foundation program, on Thursday. This Noise App has two main utilities. Noise monitoring allows the users to record the noise levels at any instance. The app will measure and display the minimum, maximum and average decibel levels and by using GPS utility of smartphones at different locations and the noise source. Dr.Rakesh Kumar has appealed to the people to use this App and share the data with NEERI so that the plan to control noise pollution in our city will be successful.
Whereas, Data Entry utility is built exclusively for professionals and researchers who frequently perform noise monitoring using the sophisticated sound level meter. They usually face problems while accomplishing the task of noise monitoring, measuring other noise influencing parameters in the fields and at the same time carrying out data management of records.
After downloading the App, it uses GPS to find the location, and the mobile microphone records noise levels in your surroundings and displays on your mobile screen. Besides the common public, this App is very useful for the officials of organizations such as CPCB, state pollution control boards and other private environmental consultancy service providers for noise data management.
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