Friday 23rd of February 2018

A Study on Existing Gait Biometrics Approaches and Challenges

Rohit Katiyar

Applications of biometrics system are increasingly day by day as these methods provide more reliable and accurate way of identification and verification. Psychological studies indicate that people have a small but statistically significant ability to recognize the gait of individuals that they know. Gait biometrics is one of the recent biometrics systems which works on the shape and gesture of an individual walking style and comes under the category of behavioral biometric characteristics. The techniques used for gait recognition can be divided into two categories: holistic (feature/ appearance based) and model based. An overview of each gait recognition category is presented. The factors that may influence the gait recognition are also outlined here and security evaluations of gait biometrics under various attack scenarios are also presented. We also, compare the reported recognition rates as a function of sample size for several published gait recognition systems.

Keywords: Gait Biometrics, Model Based Approaches, Holistic Approaches, Gait Database, Challenges, Security Strength.

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Rohit Katiyar
Rohit Katiyar born on April-13-1983 at Varanasi, U.P. in India. and received the B. Tech. (Hons.) degree in Information Technology from B.S.A. College of Engineering & Technology affiliated with U. P. Technical University, Lucknow in 2005. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur. His current research interests include Gait Biometrics System, Image Processing and Fusion of different biometrics modalities etc. He is currently working as teacher fellow at Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur. He has 5.5 years teaching experience and 4 years experience in research. He is also a counselor in IGNOU study centre from last 4 years. Mr. Katiyar is also a member of IACSIT society and also one of the peer reviewer member in IACSIT. Currently Mr. Katiyar has 6 international conference papers, 1 international and 1 national journal. He has guided 10 undergraduate projects and 15 postgraduate projects.

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