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Biometric Authentication Using Gait Features

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Executive Summary

Biometric Authentication systems are popular and effective for the greater degree of uniqueness among various people. Similar to any other biometric methodology, gait biometric is also an advanced biometric authentication methodology. Gait refers to the walking style of a person. The main advantage of gait authentication is that it is very difficult to imitate a person's walking postures to break into the system. Moreover there are no sensors used here as it reduces the cost and avoids the health hazards caused by the sensors. Authenticating the people from a long range is also another advantage of this method. A system is proposed that uses the height and maximum swing width along with chest width, shoulder width and velocity as the gait features to authenticate a person.

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