The COVID-19 pandemic today has made the use of contact-based biometric verification for presence marking systems unsafe. To solve this problem, the Imarat Research Center (RCI), DRDO, has successfully developed the Attendance Attendance Application (AINA), which allows the verification of contactless people using the facial features of the person captured with a low-cost camera. AINA can be deployed with a minimal update to the old presence infrastructure with RFID readers. It can be installed on a normal desktop computer with a GPU-based video adapter.
Existing CCTV cameras can be used to capture facial images. The facial features of several thousand employees can be stored on the computer, as the facial features of each employee are encoded in a small file (less than 25 KB). The system is fully scalable because the identification and verification time for each person remains constant, even with the increase in the number of registered employees.
It is completely secure because it works as a standalone system and does not require an Internet connection. Since only facial features are stored in encrypted form, real facial images do not have to be saved. ensuring privacy and security. In addition, the server that stores the facial resource database is limited to company facilities. AINA has a light installation process. AINA comes with a very intuitive and easy to use GUI, with audio notifications that can be optionally disabled. The application is currently installed at ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad. (ANI)