Scientists test gait biometrics

Thursday, 22 March 2007, 12:45 AM EST

Biometric technology that identifies people by the way they walk could be used to bolster security at airports and at the 2012 Olympic Games, say researchers.

The gait recognition technology being developed at the University of Southampton has the potential to support fingerprint and iris recognition technology. Project head John Carter says the way a person walks is unique, and the system could be used to identify individuals in a closed environment such as airports.

At Computing.

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