Using Haar-like Features and SVM Classifier for Quality Assurance in a Surgical Mask Production Line

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    • Laszlo Marak J. Selye University, Bratislavská cesta 3322, 945 01, Komárno, Slovakia
  • Support Vector Machine, Haar-like Features, Industrial Image Processing, Quality Assurance, Machine Learning Applications
  • With the recent increase for demand of surgical masks, the design and development of mask production lines has become an ever pressing issue. These production lines produce low cost high quantity products. As there are errors during the production, it is important to be able to detect invalid masks to assure that the produced masks are of consistent quality. Manual quality assurance using human operators is an error prone and a costly solution. In this article we describe an image classification method, which is using a low-cost Commercial Camera System and relies on Haar-like features combined with Maximum Relevance, Minimum Redundancy feature selection to detect the invalid masks at the end of the production process. The classification method consists of Preprocessing, Feature Selection and SVM Training. We have tested the method on a database of 150 000 images and it provides a high accuracy method which we use in the Production Line.

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    Marak, L. (2021). Using Haar-like Features and SVM Classifier for Quality Assurance in a Surgical Mask Production Line. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 10(2), 148-154.