AirSignature: Authentication on Smart Devices Using Body Movements (13239N)
This technology falls in the following categories of Singapore's IDA Infocomm Technology Roadmap 2012:
AirSignature is a motion recognition application that can detect and track a user's unique motion pattern. The AirSignature thus created can be saved and used to authenticate the user into a device or system. The AirSignature used to gain access into a device or system can be performed in full view with the screen blanked to avoid signature detection and decoding via visual snooping.
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User authentication is critical to consumers who are more and more dependent on mobile devices and data for their everyday activities. It is vital that information on a smart device does not fall into malicious hands even when the device itself does. It is with this problem in mind that AirSignature was developed – a motion based authentication technology. AirSignature extends biometric systems (fingerprint based) used for user authentication to the next level of security, privacy and authentication. Devices powered with AirSignature can measure a user’s motion input and use this as an authentication method to gain access to a system or device. AirSignature is robust even in the presence of slight variations in a user’s motion.
Technology Readiness Level 4 on the scale by the Ministry of Defence Singapore.
About the Research Group
Hari Garg is an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering in NUS. His research interests are in the area of cellular/mobile/wireless communications, digital signal/image processing, coding theory and digital watermarking. He is an entrepreneur and has founded the following companies in mobile telephony PurpleAce, Fatte, and his latest endeavour Manovega Communications.