[K12OSN] OT - Student Entered Attendance System

Theo Turner Theo.Turner at cumnorhouse.com
Mon Jun 23 12:14:11 UTC 2008

That may be true but from a UK school perspective the vast majority of schools especially primary schools use fingerprints as id for library system access.


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From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Luke Maslany
Sent: 23 June 2008 13:40
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT - Student Entered Attendance System

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Carl Keil < carl at snarlnet.com > wrote: 
I'm toying with the idea of using facial (and possibly voice) recognition software.  So, a kid comes in, sticks their mug into a camera and clicks a button that either says they are coming or going.  If the picture can't be recognized, it is stored and flagged for human identification

Aside from the accuracy issue (false positives would not be flagged as needing human verification in the system you outline) I'd have concerns that facial and vocal recognition could be said to be biometric information which might face some critisism from parents and possibly a legal challenge.  I seem to recall that at least one UK school that had to rip their biometric system out due to potential legal issues.


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