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IoT and Blockchain-Based Mask Surveillance System for COVID-19 Prevention Using Deep Learning

Wahidur Rahman1, Naif Al Mudawi2,*, Abdulwahab Alazeb2, Muhammad Minoar Hossain1, Saima Siddique Tashfia1, Md. Tarequl Islam1, Shisir Mia1, Mohammad Motiur Rahman1

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
2 Department of Computer Science, Najran University, Najran, 55461, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Naif Al Mudawi. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Soft Computing and Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 72(1), 2033-2053.


On the edge of the worldwide public health crisis, the COVID-19 disease has become a serious headache for its destructive nature on humanity worldwide. Wearing a facial mask can be an effective possible solution to mitigate the spreading of the virus and reduce the death rate. Thus, wearing a face mask in public places such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, homes, and offices needs to be enforced. This research work comes up with a solution of mask surveillance system utilizing the mechanism of modern computations like Deep Learning (DL), Internet of things (IoT), and Blockchain. The absence or displacement of the mask will be identified with a raspberry pi, a camera module, and the operations of DL and Machine Learning (ML). The detected information will be sent to the cloud server with the mechanism of IoT for real-time data monitoring. The proposed model also includes a Blockchain-based architecture to secure the transactions of mask detection and create efficient data security, monitoring, and storage from intruders. This research further includes an IoT-based mask detection scheme with signal bulbs, alarms, and notifications in the smartphone. To find the efficacy of the proposed method, a set of experiments has been enumerated and interpreted. This research work finds the highest accuracy of 99.95% in the detection and classification of facial masks. Some related experiments with IoT and Block-chain-based integration have also been performed and calculated the corresponding experimental data accordingly. A System Usability Scale (SUS) has been accomplished to check the satisfaction level of use and found the SUS score of 77%. Further, a comparison among existing solutions on three emergent technologies is included to track the significance of the proposed scheme. However, the proposed system can be an efficient mask surveillance system for COVID-19 and workable in real-time mask detection and classification.


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W. Rahman, N. Al Mudawi, A. Alazeb, M. Minoar Hossain, S. Siddique Tashfia et al., "Iot and blockchain-based mask surveillance system for covid-19 prevention using deep learning," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 72, no.1, pp. 2033–2053, 2022.

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