Real-time Mask Identification for COVID-19: An Edge Computing-based Deep Learning Framework

Xiangjie Kong, Kailai Wang, Shupeng Wang, Xiaojie Wang, Xin Jiang, Yi Guo, Guojiang Shen, Xin Chen, Qichao Ni
2021 IEEE Internet of Things Journal  
During the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), while bringing various serious threats to the world, it reminds us that we need to take precautions to control the transmission of the virus. The rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has made related data collection and processing, including healthcare monitoring systems, more convenient on the one hand, and requirements of public health prevention are also changing and more challengeable on the other hand. One of the most
more » ... effective nonpharmaceutical medical intervention measures is mask wearing. Therefore, there is an urgent need for an automatic real-time mask detection method to help prevent the public epidemic. In this article, we put forward an edge computing-based mask (ECMask) identification framework to help public health precautions, which can ensure real-time performance on the low-power camera devices of buses. Our ECMask consists of three main stages: 1) video restoration; 2) face detection; and 3) mask identification. The related models are trained and evaluated on our bus drive monitoring data set and public data set. We construct extensive experiments to validate the good performance based on real video data, in consideration of detection accuracy and execution time efficiency of the whole video analysis, which have valuable application in COVID-19 prevention.
doi:10.1109/jiot.2021.3051844 pmid:35782184 pmcid:PMC8768989 fatcat:hmjcbnhjwzhmhdy6vivpkrrxji