Mobile Biometrics

Mobile biometrics are defined as the use of biometric techniques on mobile devices. Mobile devices are the perfect platform for many biometric systems as they have very powerful processors, large storage, high resolution cameras, and a small, portable footprint. Mobile biometrics encompass the development of mobile devices to acquire biometric signals, software algorithms for identification and verification, and data stores to house biometric data for comparison. Our current research focus is on the integration of mobile devices with face recognition. We have developed some prototype systems over the last few years to incorporate face recognition on camera phones (circa 2007) and the integration of texting with face recognition.