Project Period: 1. 1. 2008 - 31. 12. 2010
Project Type: grant
Agency: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Czech Republic
Program: Podpora projektů sedmého rámcového programu Evropského společenství pro výzkum, technologický rozvoj a demonstrace (2007 až 2013) podle zákona č. 171/2007 Sb.
speaker recognition, face recognition, mobile terminals
These days, portable personal devices (PDAs or mobile phones) are widely used. They provide the mobile worker or the customer with portable computing and wireless access to Telecom networks and to the Internet. It is then possible to provide anywhere anytime a natural access to any service, such as PIN code replacement, phone card reloading, remote purchase, telephone banking or voice-mail. Most of these services involve micro payments that can currently be done only using PIN codes or passwords.
To win wide consumer acceptance, their friendly, personalized, interactive interfaces must recognize people in their immediate environment and, at a minimum, know who they are. The conventional means of identification such as passwords, secret codes and personal identification numbers can easily be compromised, shared, observed, stolen or forgotten. In view of this, it appears that the required optimal reliability in determining the identities of users may only be achieved through the use of biometrics (automatically recognising a person using distinguishing traits). Since more and more portable devices are equipped with a microphone and a video camera (while very few devices are equipped with fingerprint or iris scanners), MOBIO will thus focus on multiple aspects of biometric authentication based on face and voice authentication.
Starting from the state-of-the-art systems available from the MOBIO partners, the goal of this project is to study, develop and evaluate bi-modal biometric authentication technologies in the context of portable devices and thus under various realistic conditions.
Burget Lukáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Glembek Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Hubeika Valiantsina, Ing. (FIT VUT) , team leader
Matějka Pavel, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Schwarz Petr, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader