Romanian develops face mask detection app
Cluj-Napoca resident Florin Jurchiş has developed an app that can detect people who do not wear a mask and warn them to put it on using audio messages, Mediafax reported.
The app, called Milnesium Mask Detector, works with the help of a web or surveillance camera and comes with an ID protection feature.
It is free of charge and can be implemented in supermarkets, malls, public institutions, or private companies.
“When I remove my face mask, we will notice that the app will issue a visual and audio alert: Please use the mask! The alert stops when all the people in the image wear the mask properly,” Jurchiş explained for Mediafax.
“I wear the mask to protect myself and those around me, but there are instances when we forget to do this. With this, we thought it would be useful to have a warning system in indoor venues,” he added.
A local design company already implemented the app “for our safety, that of our clients, and the employees,” Ionuţ Faur, the manager of the company, said.