Title: Unauthorised person recognition using gait biometry and information analysis: integration and transparency of security operations in a centralised intelligence environment

Authors: Konstantinos Kardaras, Zacharias Kamarianakis, Andrew Chanerley, Dimitris Koutsouris

Addresses: Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece. ' Department of Medical Physics, University of Patras, Patra, Greece. ' School of Computing and Technology Electrical Engineering, University of East London, London, UK. ' Director of Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Abstract: This paper shows how unique behavioural walking identification properties can be used to recognise unauthorised and suspicious persons when they enter a surveillance/recognition area. Specific gait properties will be examined in order to make clear the impact in the recognition accuracy. The system that is proposed comprise of various parts that operate either as stand alone capacities or as an integral part of a greater system. The two main entities of the system are the gait recognition and the information analysis module. The intelligent automated process in the information analysis enforces the public safety authorities to make simultaneous threat assessments based on complex search queries. The information and the functionalities of the system are delivered to the user through an integrated software solution that provides transparency for the majority of security operations. The integrated solution can be used for real time monitoring as well as for access control at sites of high risk.

Keywords: gait biometry; information processing; information analysis; threat prediction; public safety; security forces integration; behavioural walking identification; unauthorised person recognition; gait properties; biometrics; real time monitoring; access control; electronic security; authorisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2007.016869

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.206 - 217

Published online: 26 Jan 2008 *

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