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Biometric verification based on facial profile images for mobile security

Eunhwa Jung (Division of Information and Communication Engineering, Baekseok University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea)
Kyungho Hong (Division of Information and Communication Engineering, Baeseok University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea)

Journal of Systems and Information Technology

ISSN: 1328-7265

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims at a biometric verification based on facial profile images for mobile security. The modern technology of mobile Internet devices and smart phones such as the iPhone series and Galaxy phone series has revealed the development of information technology of input and output devices as high-definition multimedia interface. The development of information technology requires novel biometric verification for personal identification or authentication in mobile security, especially in Internet banking and mobile Internet access. Our study deals with a biometric verification based on facial profile images for mobile security.

Design/methodology/approach

The product of cellphones with built-in cameras gives us the opportunity of the biometric verification to recognize faces, fingerprints and biological features without any other special devices. Our study focuses on recognizing the left and right facial profile images as well as the front facial images as a biometric verification of personal identification and authentication for mobile security, which can be captured by smart phone devices such as iPhone 4 and Galaxy S2.

Findings

As the recognition technique of the facial profile images for a biometric verification in mobile security is a very simple, relatively easy to use and inexpensive, it can be easily applied to personal mobile phone identification and authentication instead of passwords, keys or other methods. The biometric system can also be used as one of multiple verification techniques for personal recognition in a multimodal biometric system. Our experimental data are taken from persons of all ages, ranging from children to senior citizens.

Originality/value

As the recognition technique of the facial profile images for a biometric verification in mobile security is very simple, relatively easy to use and inexpensive, it can be easily applied to personal mobile phone identification and authentication instead of passwords, keys or other methods. The biometric system can also be used as one of multiple verification techniques for personal recognition in a multimodal biometric system. Our experimental data are taken from persons of all ages, ranging from children to senior citizens.

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Citation

Jung, E. and Hong, K. (2015), "Biometric verification based on facial profile images for mobile security", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 91-100. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSIT-03-2014-0020

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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