Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 050
School Name: Lovington High School
Area of Science: Digital Signal Processing/Audio Database Creation
Project Title: Using Unique Human Voice-Traits For Identification Systems
After observing the common method of taking attendance
in our Junior
High and High School, we observed that approximately 40,000 sheets of
9.5"x11" sheet-fed paper were being consumed yearly by both schools
combined to complete that single task. Not only is this procedure
inefficient in that it wastes mass amounts of paper, but it also
consumes nearly 10 minutes of class time every day.
Through our project, we intend to create an integrated classroom system
which consists of a Microsft Access DB, a series of internal Visual
Basic modules on that DAtaBAse, a Bar-Code pen attached to a computer's
keyboard, and student identification cares which consist of a bar-code
unique to that student.
A complete system of this type would allow students to simply hand the
teacher their ID card, have the teacher scan in the bar-code, and MS
Access would compile the information, printing a list of present,
absent, and late students.