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FORMOSA NEWS-New surveillance camera can tell who in a crowd is not wearing a mask


A new surveillance camera can tell if pedestrians are social distancing or wearing masks, even when scanning large crowds. The new CCTV system was developed at Chang Gung University's AI Center. Researchers hope it could be used to improve Taiwan's response to public health threats.

Students come and go in the atrium all day long. But on this surveillance camera, they're marked with red or green boxes. This visual public health surveillance system was developed by the team at Chang Gung University AI Center. The green boxes indicate a mask is worn, but if you don't social distance, a red box replaces it. The system can even tell if you wear a mask incorrectly, exposing your mouth or nose.

Chen Jen-hui
Chang Gung University AI Center
As long as we can collect and analyze data from all the different locations, then we can monitor it. It's much more comprehensive than the spot checks used in the past. That means, as long as you have surveillance camera footage, it can immediately identify.(……more)

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