Chinese Schools Use Uniforms to Track Students
Students in Chinese schools are wearing uniforms embedded with computer chips to monitor their attendance.
According to an ABC News report, 11 schools in the south-west province of Guizhou have introduced the uniforms, which were developed by tech firm Guizhou Guanyu Technology.
As students enter the school, the time and date is recorded along with a short video that parents can access via a mobile app, the report said.
Facial recognition ensures that each uniform is worn by its rightful owner to prevent students from cheating the system.
If a student skips class, an alarm is triggered to inform teachers and parents, while an automatic voice alarm activates if a student walks out of school without permission.
A GPS system can track student movements beyond the school grounds.
Alarms will also sound if a student falls asleep in class, while parents can monitor purchases their child makes at the school and set spending limits via a mobile app, according to the report.