COVID-19 Social Distancing Tracking and Monitoring System (SDMOS-19)

Nurafrina Arrysya Binti Abdullah - National Defence University Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur,57000, Malaysia
Nur Diyana Kamarudin - National Defence University Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur,57000, Malaysia
Siti Noormiza Makhtar - National Defence University Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
Ruzanna Mat Jusoh - National Defence University Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
Alde Alanda - Politeknik Negeri Padang, Kampus Limau Manis, Padang, Indonesia

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The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), stemming from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has garnered global concern as a virulent infectious ailment. Recognized as an epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the persistently mutating virus sustains its transmission within communities. Individuals have been advised to uphold a safe interpersonal distance, notably around five feet, to mitigate its spread during social interactions. Addressing this imperative, an innovative automated social distancing detection system is conceived, leveraging the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) algorithm. This system operates on two distinct input modes: static images and recorded videos recorded on closed-circuit television (CCTV). Remarkably, the proposed automated system adeptly quantifies and surveils the extent of social distancing among individuals in densely populated settings. A sophisticated framework accurately discerns social distancing compliance, delineating between hazardous and secure intervals via distinct red and green bounding box indicators. The culmination of this endeavor reveals an impressive 90% detection accuracy for both input modes. Notably, this proposed system holds substantial promise for implementation within sprawling premises such as expansive shopping malls or recreational parks. Seamlessly enforcing automated safety distance assessment expedites real-time insights to security departments and other relevant authorities. Consequently, the efficacy of citizens in upholding safe interpersonal distances can be promptly evaluated and, if necessary, corrective measures can be expeditiously instituted. This automated system ensures public health and safety maintenance, particularly in difficult circumstances.

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