There is a huge interest for the mobile app that with the help of identifying the gait increases the security in mobile phones. The PhD student Mohammad Derawi has presented the technology for Biometry Forum under the direction of the Ministry of Justice and the Police.
Biometry Forum is an informal meeting place for presentation and discussions about the use of biometry. There is a significant emphasis on gaining new ideas, at the same time as the meeting is used to orient about ongoing projects within both public and private sector.
In principle the forum is open to everyone interested from public sector, private sector and research. The forum meets approximately twice a year, and there are participants form ministries, the Ministry of Justice and the Police, the Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, directorates and The Data Inspectorate and several private companies in addition to Gjøvik University College.
- Mohammads research represents an interesting solution. Gait as such has a user potential beyond mobile phones as well. Feedback from participants at The Biometry Forum was that the speech was very interesting, and besides it represented technology in an understandable way, says director of the police department in the Ministry of Justice and the Police, Magnar Aukrust.
New areas of application
The mobil-app was discussed for the first time in the research article «Unobrusive User-Authentication on Mobile Phones using Biometric Gait Recognition», and since then has the research been quoted in media all over the world.
Mohammad Derawi has long since initiated work to improve the prototype and find new areas of applications. – We realized quite early that we had to make an own solution for women, since few women carries their mobiles in their pocket, but rather in their purse. That’s why we have figured out a solution with a chip in the belt for women. In addition I consider several possibilities to use the different sensors in the mobile phone. – The technology exists, we just have to find out how we best can use it, Derawi concludes.
Photo: PhD student Mohammad Derawi at Gjøvik University College