International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Automated person identification is highly researched in recent years because of its applications, like protected access to computer systems, buildings, cellular phones, ATMs and video surveillance. A wide variety of organizations are using automated person identification systems to improve customer satisfaction, operating efficiency as well as to secure critical resources. This paper gives a literature survey on the recent developments in person identification techniques and the survey highlight on two major approaches for automatic human identification, namely biometric identification and gait identification. Gait identification provides a way to automatic person identification at distance in visual surveillance and monitoring applications.