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Unobtrusive Authentication Using Activity Related and Soft Biometrics

Unobtrusive Authentication Using Activity Related and Soft Biometrics

Objective

ACTIBIO will research and develop a completely new concept in biometric authentication: the extraction of multimodal biometric signatures based on the response of the user to specific stimuli, while performing specific but natural work-related activities. The novelty of the approach lies in the fact that the biometric measurements will correspond to the response of the person to specific events being however, fully unobtrusive and fully integrated in an Ambient Intelligence infrastructure.
ACTIBIO will target a multimodal approach fusing information from various sensors capturing either the dynamic behavioural profile of the user (face, gesture, gait, body dynamics) or the physiological response of the user to events (analysis of EEG and ECG). ACTIBIO will also research the use of unobtrusive sensors, either wearable (in garments of uniforms to capture body dynamics) or integrated in the infrastructure (sensing seat sensors capturing the anthropometric profile of the user, sound-based activity recognition sensors, etc.).
In this way ACTIBIO will develop novel activity related and soft biometrics technologies for substantially improving security, trust and dependability of "always on" networks and service infrastructures. The goal is to integrate biometric technologies in Ambient Intelligence security infrastructures in order to support continuous authentication and monitoring. Emphasis will be on the unobtrusiveness of the approach and the universal usage of such a system.
The developments will be evaluated with the active involvement of users through several alternative realistic usage scenarios in three pilot sites:
o\tSecurity operator pilot in the company indoor premises.
o\tVehicle driver unobtrusive continuous authentication to prevent hijacking.
o\tAuthentication via activity recognition and control in transactions through "always on" machines.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 828 392

Administrative Contact

Konstantinos Kiparissides (Prof)

Participants (11)

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BAUDIREKTION URI

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 85 497

ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 307

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 331 235

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 283 560

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 271 754

GROUP 4 SECURICOR EMPORIAS KAI PAROCHIS PROIGMENON YPIRESION KAI PROIONTON PLIROFORIKIS KAI TILEMATIKIS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 204 200

TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI PLIROFORIKIS ANONYMI EMPORIKI VIOMICHANIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 279 000

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 189 960

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 334 680

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 868

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 162 547

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215372

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 359 418

  • EU contribution

    € 3 200 000

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece