Episode 134: Body recognition biometrics
12 December, 2014
Body recognition biometrics may be the most accurate form of authentication, based on theoretical research conducted at the University of Adelaide. PhD student Teghan Lucas – working with supervisors Maciej Henneberg and Jaliya Kumaratilake – used an old online database of body measurements from 4,000 U.S. military personnel to come up with this system. What she found is that a series of large body measurements combined with one another is better than facial recognition, and it doesn’t much matter if the subject is wearing baggy clothes. Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan spoke with Lucas about her research into body recognition biometrics and what’s on the horizon for this modality.