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The Best Biometrics Authentication Solution is the Way You Walk

The Best Biometrics Authentication Solution is the Way You Walk (New Cyber Technologies)

A person's gait, or the motions of his feet and body as he walks, could be used as a very reliable authentication method for offline security systems. Technology to implement such an authentication system is currently being developed by the Data61 team of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an agency of the Australian government. CSIRO's research focused on combining previous gait-based biometrics with a new technique called kinetic energy harvesting (KEH). This KEH system translates a person’s motion into electrical energy and improves battery life for the authentication device/sensor users need to wear on their body. Researchers say that tests of this new Gait-KEH system achieved 95% authentication accuracy and reduced power consumption by 78%. This feature of continuous authentication is something that cannot be covered by facial recognition scanners due to blind spots in coverage or objects covering a person's face.

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