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Unobtrusive Multimodal Biometric Authentication: The HUMABIO Project Concept

  • Ioannis G. Damousis1,
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras1Email author and
  • Evangelos Bekiaris2
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20082008:265767

Received: 10 May 2007

Accepted: 25 November 2007

Published: 20 January 2008


Human Monitoring and Authentication using Biodynamic Indicators and Behavioural Analysis (HUMABIO) (2007) is an EU Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) where new types of biometrics are combined with state of the art sensorial technologies in order to enhance security in a wide spectrum of applications. The project aims to develop a modular, robust, multimodal biometrics security authentication and monitoring system which utilizes a biodynamic physiological profile, unique for each individual, and advancements of the state-of-the art in behavioural and other biometrics, such as face, speech, gait recognition, and seat-based anthropometrics. Several shortcomings in biometric authentication will be addressed in the course of HUMABIO which will provide the basis for improving existing sensors, develop new algorithms, and design applications, towards creating new, unobtrusive biometric authentication procedures in security sensitive, controlled environments. This paper presents the concept of this project, describes its unobtrusive authentication demonstrator, and reports some preliminary results.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Thermi-Thessaloniki, Greece
Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Thermi-Thessaloniki, Greece


© Ioannis G. Damousis et al. 2008

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