On 10th March 2017, Takahiro Hashizume, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, wins a Excellent Paper Award at the 53rd IPSJ SIGUBI Workshop. IPSJ SIGUBI committee gives awards to the best student paper at the 53rd IPSJ SIGUBI Workshop.
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Due to the wide spread of smart devices, we use biometrics in our daily life. During biometric authentication, there is a possibility that we can acquire additional phychological information utilized for health monitoring at the same time. By realizing this, for example, when the user unlocks the mobile phone, it becomes possible to record her health information at the same time, and it can be utilized for applications, such as lifelogging. In this paper, we describe the concept of such a system as dual-purpose security. As an example of dual-purpose security, we prototyped a photoplethysmography-enabled fingerprint authentication system and conducted preliminary studies.
We will improve our hardware prototype and signal processing method in order to acquire photoplethysmography robustly in a short time. After implementing the system, we plan to perform user studies to verify its usefulness.