Gait and Anthropometric Profile Biometrics: A Step Forward

  • Dimosthenis IoannidisEmail author
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
  • Gabriele Dalle Mura
  • Marcello Ferro
  • Gaetano Valenza
  • Alessandro Tognetti
  • Giovanni Pioggia
Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 11)


Emerging biometrics based on the measurements of body dynamic and static characteristics have gained increased importance in all the surveillance environments where the security is a mandatory priority. Some technology branches are involved to find unobtrusive solutions for authentication systems, where the human subject should not take care of the system itself so that he/she is free to perform his/her normal actions. In the first part of the chapter a novel gait recognition system is presented that introduces the use of range data for gait signal analysis. In the second part of the chapter, a description of system based on a sensing seat for event-related continuous authentication purpose in office and car scenarios is presented. Both biometric technologies introduce new means of verifying the user identity, by exploiting the analysis of common and every-day activities recorded in an unobtrusive manner and their recognition accuracy has been seen to be very high in the performed experiments.


Strain Sensor Biometric System False Rejection Rate Gait Recognition Silhouette Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimosthenis Ioannidis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    • 1
  • Gabriele Dalle Mura
    • 2
  • Marcello Ferro
    • 3
  • Gaetano Valenza
    • 2
  • Alessandro Tognetti
    • 2
  • Giovanni Pioggia
    • 4
  1. 1.Informatics and Telematics InstituteThermi-ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.“Antonio Zampolli” Institute for Computational Linguistics (ILC) National Research Council (CNR)PisaItaly
  4. 4.Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC)National Research Council (CNR)PisaItaly

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