Computer Recognizes Humans By Their Walking Patterns

Posted: Aug 19 2005, 4:02am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 4:22pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


Computer Recognizes Humans by their Walking Patterns
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Finger prints, iris scans, facial features, vein pattern and now walking styles can be used to recognize individuals.

Nikkei.Net (Subscription) reports about a system developed by University of Tokyo's Center for Spatial Information Science (site) that can identify individuals based on their walk pattern in crowds.
The walk pattern recognizer combines floor-level laser beams with overhead cameras to isolate and track individuals.
Tests showed that monitoring 600m2 of a crowded train station, the system succeeded in isolating 80% of 150 poeple.
The system can be used to spot suspicious persons or measure performance of ads or signs in public spaces.
I do not think the system can identify a specific person by his or her walking style.See also the Omron Face Walker.

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