Human biometric identification through integration of footprint and gait

Heesung Lee, Byungyun Lee, Jin Woo Jung, Sungjun Hong, Euntai Kim

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Gait recognition has gained attention from the biometric community because it has a couple of advantages over other biometric methods to identify individual humans: (1) it requires no subject contact and (2) gait can be assessed from a distance when other physical measures might be obscured or not available. However, objects carried or worn by a subject, notably a briefcase or overcoat, may deform the gait silhouette and significantly degrade the performance of the gait recognition system. In this paper we propose that footprint and gait information may be combined to create a new method for human identification. This method automatically partitions the gait cycle based on the footprint and fuses these two parameters at the decision level to improve accuracy. We have applied the proposed algorithm to a USF gait data set to demonstrate its performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-833
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Control, Automation and Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2013015624).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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