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Real-Time Face Mask Detection to Ensure COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in the Developing Countries

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Recently, the rapid transmission of Coronavirus 2019 ( COVID-19) is causing a significant health crisis worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued several guidelines for protection against the spreading of COVID-19. According to the WHO, the most effective preventive measure against COVID-19 is wearing a mask in public and crowded areas. It is quite difficult to manually monitor and determine people with masks and no masks. In this paper, different deep learning architectures were used for better results evaluations. After extensive experimentation, we selected a custom model having the best performance to identify whether people wear a face mask or not and allowing an easy deployment on a small device such as a Jetson Nano. The experimental evaluation is performed on the custom dataset that is developed from the website (See data collection section) after applying different masks on those images. The proposed model in comparison with other methods produced higher accuracy (99% for training accuracy and 99% for validation accuracy). Moreover, the proposed method can be deployed on resource-constrained devices.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Farman, H., Khan, T., Khan, Z., Habib, S., Islam, M., & Ammar, A. (2022). Real-Time Face Mask Detection to Ensure COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in the Developing Countries. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12(8). doi:10.3390/app12083879

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85128776726

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 8

Abstract


  • Recently, the rapid transmission of Coronavirus 2019 ( COVID-19) is causing a significant health crisis worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued several guidelines for protection against the spreading of COVID-19. According to the WHO, the most effective preventive measure against COVID-19 is wearing a mask in public and crowded areas. It is quite difficult to manually monitor and determine people with masks and no masks. In this paper, different deep learning architectures were used for better results evaluations. After extensive experimentation, we selected a custom model having the best performance to identify whether people wear a face mask or not and allowing an easy deployment on a small device such as a Jetson Nano. The experimental evaluation is performed on the custom dataset that is developed from the website (See data collection section) after applying different masks on those images. The proposed model in comparison with other methods produced higher accuracy (99% for training accuracy and 99% for validation accuracy). Moreover, the proposed method can be deployed on resource-constrained devices.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Farman, H., Khan, T., Khan, Z., Habib, S., Islam, M., & Ammar, A. (2022). Real-Time Face Mask Detection to Ensure COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in the Developing Countries. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12(8). doi:10.3390/app12083879

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85128776726

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 8