17 February 2011 Comparative review of studies on aging effects in context of biometric authentication
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Abstract
The performance of a biometric system from the point of view of authentication, enrollment and usability depends not only on the algorithms, hardware and software used, but also on aging effects of the human body. Thus, the examination of the influence of ageing depended physiological and mental variances of potential user groups is an important part of biometric research. In this paper a survey of studies is presented which examining effects of biological aging on enrollment and authentication performance as well as usability of biometric systems based on modalities fingerprint, face and iris. In order to compare the findings of the studies and overcome the problem, that nearly every one of these studies uses its own database with varying number of users and different sensors, measurements and/or aging levels, we developed a novel graphical representation of the results. It provides an overview of changes appearing with increasing age and possible influences on performance or usability. The outcomes of a high number of evaluations are compared for each of the three biometric modalities in context of aging and finally concluded in the novel graphical representation.
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Tobias Scheidat, Juliane Heinze, Claus Vielhauer, Jana Dittmann, Christian Kraetzer, "Comparative review of studies on aging effects in context of biometric authentication", Proc. SPIE 7881, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2011; and Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems V, 788110 (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.872417
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