- 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
- Thousands of people go missing during natural disasters - An example was the the flood in Uttarakhand in 2013 when more than 70000 people were reported missing.
- A large number of children become victims of abduction or human trafficking, sexual abuse, violence
All these problems have one thing in common. Searching for lost persons or reporting of found ones.
If we can match images of faces it will help in the search and rescue efforts. In some cases the victims are are unable to identify themselves and photographs are the only source of information. While in some other cases the information is scattered across multiple databases, and it is to search in this textual application.
This inspired us to to present a prototype of solution using the recent advancements in facial recognition i.e computer vision research and mobile and web technologies.
Target users of our apps are common people who find someone who they think are missing or maybe if they see someone in forced labor(like a child), they have a handy tool to tell them if that person is missing and authorities can get live Geo location of the person and take timely action