Polynomial distance measurement for ECG based biometric authentication

Sufi, F, Khalil, I and Habib, I 2008, 'Polynomial distance measurement for ECG based biometric authentication', Security and Communications Networks, pp. 1-17.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Polynomial distance measurement for ECG based biometric authentication
Author(s) Sufi, F
Khalil, I
Habib, I
Year 2008
Journal name Security and Communications Networks
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 16
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Abstract Existing electrocardiography (ECG) based biometric systems are constantly being challenged by higher misclassification error, longer acquisition time, larger template size, slower processing time and pertinence of abnormal beats within the biometric template. These challenges are the prime hindrance for ECG based biometric being commercialized as a pervasive authentication mechanism. At least,ECGbased biometric can provide a secured mechanism for cardiac patients being monitored over telephony network. In this paper, we present a polynomial distance measurement (PDM) method for ECG based biometric authentication for the very first time, according to the literature and to the best of our knowledge. The proposed PDM method is up to 12 times faster than existing algorithms, requires up to 6.5 times less template storage, needs only 2.49 (average) acquisition time with the highest accuracy rate (up to 100 per cent) when experimented on a population size of 15. Moreover, this proposed ECG based biometric system was deployed on a mobile phone based telemonitoring scenario with multilayer authentication mechanism upholding its applicability.
Subject Wireless Communications
Keyword(s) ECG biometric
authentication mechanism
polynomial distance measurement
biometric based security schemes
secured wireless telemonitoring
DOI - identifier 10.1002/sec.76
Copyright notice © 2008 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
ISSN 1939-0122
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