The Face Mask Detection API enables JSON responses containing photo predictions with probability percentage. The API is capable of adding bounding boxes of detected face masks, and returning multiple predictions for a single photo. If the face mask is put on correctly then the boundingBox contour color is GREEN, if the face mask is put on just partially then the boundingBox contour color is YELLOW, otherwise the person does not wear a face mask and the boundingBox contour color is RED. Only predictions with a probability of 50% or more are returned. The API supports unobstructed JPEG photos at full HD resolution (1920x1080). This interface can be used to check private entrances in restaurants, malls, closed spaces, and airports. The Face Mask Detection API implements HTTP Basic Authentication.
Since February of this year, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article highlights the available APIs. The World Health Organization now reports that the virus has infected over 40,000,000 people across more than 200 countries.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Music, and Insurance. Highlights include an API that can recognize face masks on humans in photos, and an API for dental insurance eligibility data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.