Attendance System Using a Mobile Device: Face Recognition, GPS or Both?
In every higher education setting in Malaysia, there are concerns about student attendance, as the current process of manual attendance taking is not only time consuming but is also inaccurate. Inconsistent attendance in class may significantlyaffectstudents’overall academic performance. Thus, having a consistent attendance system is important. This paper proposesa mobile attendance system equipped with face recognition and a GPS locator. The face recognition adopts the Local Binary Pattern Histogram (LBPH) algorithm and retrieves thestudent’s location using GPS services. This project has a high potential to replace the current attendance system, as it is designed for speed and accuracy and is moreconvenient than the current approach.
Keywords— Mobile attendance, Face recognition, GPS, Local Binary Pattern