An Automatic System for Water Meter Index Reading
Water meter is used as a tool to calculate water consumption. This tool works by utilizing water flow and shows the calculation result with mechanical digit counter. Practically, in everyday use, an operator will manually check the digit counter periodically. The operator makes logs of the number shows by water meter to know the water consumption. This manual operation is time consuming and prone to human error. Therefore, we propose in this article an Android mobile application that calculates the customer’s water consumption in real time. By having a Smartphone supporting applications that run on Android, the customer can access his water bill at any time by creating his own subscriber account. Once the subscriber account has been created, the subscriber can take an image of his water meter which will subsequently be sent to the server for processing, the level of consumption as well as any alerts will be transmitted to the citizen on his Smartphone according to the image sent. The customer will, of course, be connected to the Internet to use this application.
KeywordsCharacter recognition Viola Jones method Eigenfaces method
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