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Project: Android Biometrics Demonstrator

Main Objective:
The main goal is the development of a biometrics prototype for user authentication or identification on a mobile phone, resorting to external sensors that can be potentially integrated and easily interfaced with (e.g., Electrocardiography (ECG) acquired from the fingers using dry contacts, or electrodermal activity (EDA) - related to emotional responses).

This biometric information can be used both for security and/or customization purposes. Furthermore, the proposed setup and evaluation protocol aims at the future integration or adaptation of the system to various domains of application, such as:
œ E-commerce and digital transactions (e.g., PC-based and mobile phone access; Near Field Communication (NFC) [BBC2006]);
œ Personalization of specific environments (e.g., mobile phone contacts and/or other device settings; user-dependent adjustments in vehicles);
œ Access to highly critical information (e.g., Automated Teller Machines (ATM); credit cards; bank accounts);
œ Identity recognition in medical and healthcare applications (e.g., elderly peoples residences; remote health monitoring systems)
Reference: ABP
Funding: IT/LA
Start Date: 01-11-2011
End Date: 01-12-2013
Team: Ana Luisa Nobre Fred, Andre Ribeiro Lourenco, Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Groups: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Local Coordinator: Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
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