How far can face mask detection systems help to curb COVID-19 spread

Face mask detection using AI
  • Through proper room ventilation, maintaining good hygiene, and proper use of disinfectants with an alcohol content above 70%.
  • Enforcing strict social distancing measures.
  • Enforcing lock-downs.
  • Effective quarantining of infected personnel.
  • Analyzing route maps of the infected personnel to predict the possibility of further infections in the vicinity.
  • Maintaining a well detailed medical record of patients at hospitals.
  • Restricting the travel path of peoples in high-risk zone areas.
  • By sending out frequent updates on COVID-19 pandemic transmissions.
  • Preventing mass gathering of people in public places.

Face mask detection systems using AI

  • Easy to implement in any existing organizational system.
  • Customized alerts can be sent to the identified person without the face mask.
  • Can be used easily with any camera or hardware like surveillance cameras.
  • No need to install any hardware as the system can be connected with your existing surveillance system only.
  • Restricts access for those not wearing the masks and notifies the authorities.
  • Easily customizable based on your business requirements.
  • Allows for viewing of analytics based on the system generated reports.
  • Easy to access and control the movements from any device through face mask detection applications.

But how does the system work?

facial data interface
facial data interface
surveillance dashboard
surveillance dashboard
notification interface
notification interface

Applications of the face mask detection

  • Airports: Cross-border travel is one of the leading reasons for increased infection. This is why it is important to hook up a face mask detection solution in the frequently used parts of the airport like immigration areas, boarding gates, etc. The system can alert the authorities whenever it detects someone without a face mask. It can also send notifications directly to the airport staff if they are seen without the required personal protective equipment.
  • Offices: Employers must ensure that their workers are following the required safety standards. They can use the systems to ensure that their employees are taking precautionary measures to stay safe. Reports can be generated to identify staff members who are not following the safety requirements.
  • Hospitals: Hospitals can be considered as hubs for infection due to the sheer number of sick patients present. Although most hospital staff usually wear masks at all times, the same cannot be said about patients. Hospital authorities can be alerted if a patient is seen without a mask so that corrective action can be taken immediately.
Face mask detection on arm based devices & other embedded systems

Chances for improvement




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