Human Monitoring and Authentication using Biodynamic Indicators and Behavioural Analysis

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  Technical objectives  
- use of a stereoscopic visual sensor to capture the 3D surface of a person’s body.
- detection of limbs and joints, using feature-based and appearance-based techniques, incorporating prior-knowledge of human body structure and motion.
- extraction of geometrical 3D descriptors utilising innovative 3D data feature extraction techniques (trace transform, spherical harmonics, etc.)
- computation of the extracted body descriptors, body joint angles, stride length, cadence, velocity, rhythm of gait, limb motion's trajectories.
- creation of individual biometric gait profile, subject to recognition by the system.


  - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Hellas) - Coordinator
- University of Basel, Department of Psychiatry, Center of Applied Technologies in Neuroscience (Switzerland)
- Dartagnan BV (Holland)
- Formation et Recherches en Neurosciences appliquees a la psychiatrie (France)
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
- Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Hellas)
- Multitel ASBL (Belgium)
- Pouliadis Associates Corp. (Hellas)
- Siemens VDO Automotive S.A.S (France)
- Starlab Barcelona S.L. (Spain)
- University of Stuttgart (Germany)
- Volvo Technology AB (Sweden)
- University of Pisa (Italy)



Funding Organization European Commission 

Funding Programme IST: Information Society Technologies - Specific Targeted Research Project



HUMABIO is a STREP where new types of biometrics are combined with state of the art sensorial technologies in order to enhance security in a wide spectrum of applications.

Several shortcomings in biometric authentication will be addressed in the course of HUMABIO which will provide the basis for improving existing sensors, develop new algorithms, procedures and applications, towards creating an Ambient Intelligence Space in security sensitive, controlled environments with increased security requirements.

In particular, research will be focused on these issues: scientific/technological (such as biodynamic authenticating indicators and physiological state diagnosis); user-centered (such as acceptance, usability and legal framework); and application-related (such as continuous authentication, secure interoperable biometrics and emotional staging and monitoring).

Performance evaluation will be conducted throughout the whole project in a sound and statistically relevant way, under a specifically-created committee control. Significant efforts will be devoted to contributions to standards, co-operation with existing organizations (such as NoE), and to dissemination of the results.

HUMABIO activities include development of pilots in various scenarios (such as transportation safety and continuous authentication in controlled environments) for which important final users have already been involved. Other technological deployments will be made during the project lifetime, driven by the first successful research results.
The participation of big industrial partners (with big customers) ensures a very large catchments area.

ITI will assume responsibility for the coordination and administrative management of the project. The technical contribution will be the development of the gait authentication module, the biometric database update module and initial state validation algorithms. It will also conduct research on the development of efficient and reliable fusion modules and the creation of the final authenticating module of the system