Special Issue Article
Independent Component Analysis Algorithm Using Image Processing Based Human Face Detection and Tracking -Automatic Attendance System
The daily attendance management is a big task in any organization. The image processing based attendance marking system takes the daily attendance of people in industries and educational institutions automatically. The work presented in this paper proposes a method to automatically take the attendance of students in a university. The system makes use of face recognition technology for identifying the students who are present in each class. It is an efficient way to record and manage the attendance activity in a university. The system stores the details of each student as well as their facial features in the database and it compares the new patterns with the previously stored patterns as per the requirement. The system is technologically very simple, easily installable and maintainable. In this paper, one application of the automatic face recognition, such as attendance marking is discussed in detail. Also, the software and hardware details of the system are discussed. The same system with some modifications, can be used in a wide range of applications such as to prove the identity of a person to log in to a computer; to draw cash from an ATM; to identify the presence of known criminals in airports, railway stations, LOC areas in country border etc; to enter a protected site and so on.