TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT BIOMETRIC BASED ATTENDANCE SYSTEM (FACIAL RECOGNITION)

Postgraduate

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Face recognition is as old as computer vision, both because of the practical importance of the topic and theoretical interest from cognitive scientists. Despite the fact that other methods of identification (such as fingerprints, or iris scans) can be more accurate, face recognition has always remains a major focus of research because of its noninvasive nature and because it is people's primary method of person identification. Face recognition technology is gradually evolving to a universal biometric solution since it requires virtually zero effort from the user end while compared with other biometric options like fingerprints, and iris scan. Biometric face recognition is basically used in three main domains: class attendance systems and employee management; visitor management systems and last but not the least authorization systems and access control systems.

Traditionally, student’s attendances are taken manually by using attendance sheet given by the faculty members in class, which is a time consuming event. Moreover, it is very difficult to verify one by one student in a large classroom environment with distributed branches whether the authenticated students are actually responding or not.

This project demonstrate in this paper how face recognition can be used for an effective attendance system to automatically record the presence of an enrolled individual within the respective venue. Proposed system also maintains a log file to keep records of the entry of every individual with respect to a universal system time.


MOTIVATION

The manual student attendance system is not efficient and accurate, it is easy to manipulate and be duplicated. The reason why I embark on the research is to make attendance system more efficient and accurate.  


PURPOSE OF STUDY

 

1.     To design and construct biometric based attendance system (facial recognition).

2.     To ease student attendance in schools.

3.     To eliminate multiple attendance during lecture periods.