Exploring performance limits for pressure-based gait biometrics
University of New Brunswick
This thesis investigates pressure-based gait biometrics as a potential multi-factor authentication technique for building access control and border patrol security. The research aims to explore the performance limits of pressure-based gait authentication systems by considering two major confounding factors: participant count and measurement count. The study uses a publicly available dataset to implement and compare state-of-the-art pressure-based gait recognition algorithms. The results demonstrate that pressure-based gait biometrics have great potential as a reliable and robust authentication technique, especially in scenarios where other biometric identification techniques may not be feasible or practical. The findings of this research can help improve the design and implementation of pressure-based gait authentication systems for enhanced security applications.