Can gait biometrics be Spoofed?

Abdenour Hadid*, Mohammad Ghahramani, Vili Kellokumpu, Matti Pietikainen, John Bustard, Mark Nixon

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Gait recognition is a relatively new biometrics and no effort has yet been devoted to studying spoofing attacks against video-based gait recognition systems. Spoofing occurs when a person tries to imitate the clothing and/or walking style of someone else in order to gain illegitimate access and advantages. To gain insight into the performance of current gait biometric systems when confronted to spoofing attacks, we provide in this paper the first investigation in the research literature on how clothing can be used to spoof a target and evaluate the performance of two state-of-the-art recognition methods on a novel gait spoofing database recorded at the University of Southampton. The experiments point out very interesting findings that can be used as a reference for future investigations by the research community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPR 2012 - 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Event21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2012 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 11 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1051-4651


Conference21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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