Title: Enrolment time as a requirement for biometric fingerprint recognition

Authors: Vítor J. Sá; Sérgio T. Magalhães; Henrique D. Santos

Addresses: Faculty of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Campus Camões, 4710-362 Braga, Portugal; ALGORITMI Research Center, University of Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal ' Faculty of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Campus Camões, 4710-362 Braga, Portugal; ALGORITMI Research Center, University of Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal ' Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal; ALGORITMI Research Center, University of Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

Abstract: The performance of a biometric system depends on the accuracy, the processing speed, the template size, and the time necessary for enrolment. This last factor is not much addressed in literature. In this work, we collected information about the users' availability for enrolment in respect to fingerprint biometrics. Were involved in trials 22 people randomly chosen. The results are presented globally, by sex, by age group and by previous experience in the use of the technology. We found that there is a generalised positive predisposition for enrolment that is expressed in some by the predisposition to try for many times and in others to try over a long time, and that it may be the youngest and the oldest the least available.

Keywords: security; biometrics; enrolment time; fingerprint recognition; user availability; gender; age; simulation; fingerprint authentication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2014.060172

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.18 - 24

Received: 23 Oct 2013
Accepted: 29 Oct 2013

Published online: 27 Mar 2014 *

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