Classification of Startle Eyeblink Metrics Using Neural Networks

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In this paper, the authors show the feasibility of using high-speed video for measurement of startle eyeblinks as a new augmentative modality for biometric security, as blinks can reveal emotional states of interest in security screenings using nonintrusive measurements. Using neural network as classifiers, this initial study shows that upper eyelid tracking at 250 frames per second can categorize startle blinks with accuracies comparable to those of the well-established but intrusive EMG-based measures of muscles in charge of eyelid closure.

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