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An Enhanced Deep Learning Model for Automatic Face Mask Detection

Qazi Mudassar Ilyas1, Muneer Ahmad2,*

1 Department of Information Systems, College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, 31982, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

* Corresponding Author: Muneer Ahmad. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 31(1), 241-254. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.018042

Abstract

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting and severe impacts on social gatherings and interaction among people. Local administrative bodies enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) to combat the spread of COVID-19, with mandatory precautionary measures including use of face masks at social assembly points. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends people wear a face mask as a shield against the virus. The manual inspection of a large number of people for face mask enforcement is a challenge for law enforcement agencies. This work proposes an automatic face mask detection solution using an enhanced lightweight deep learning model. A surveillance camera is installed in a public place to detect the faces of people. We use MobileNetV2 as a lightweight feature extraction module since the current convolution neural network (CNN) architecture contains almost 62,378,344 parameters with 729 million floating operations (FLOPs) in the classification of a single object, and thus is computationally complex and unable to process a large number of face images in real time. The proposed model outperforms existing models on larger datasets of face images for automatic detection of face masks. This research implements a variety of classifiers for face mask detection: the random forest, logistic regression, K-nearest neighbor, neural network, support vector machine, and AdaBoost. Since MobileNetV2 is the lightest model, it is a realistic choice for real-time applications requiring inexpensive computation when processing large amounts of data.

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Ilyas, Q.M., Ahmad, M. (2022). An enhanced deep learning model for automatic face mask detection. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 31(1), 241-254. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.018042
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Ilyas QM, Ahmad M. An enhanced deep learning model for automatic face mask detection. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2022;31(1):241-254 https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.018042
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Q.M. Ilyas and M. Ahmad, "An Enhanced Deep Learning Model for Automatic Face Mask Detection," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 241-254. 2022. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.018042



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