Body-taps

Authenticating your device through few simple taps

Diksha Shukla, Guangcheng Wei, Donghua Xue, Zhanpeng Jin, Vir Phoha

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Abstract

To fulfill the increasing demands on authentication methods on the smart mobile and wearable devices with small form factors and constrained screen displays, we introduce a novel authentication mechanism, Body-Taps, which authenticates a device based on the Tap-Code gestures in the form of hand movements captured through the built-in motion sensors. The Body-Taps require a user to set a TapCode as an unlock code for the device by tapping the device on the set anchor points on his or her own body. The target device is authenticated based on two criterion: (1) the user's knowledge of the set Tap-Code, and (2) the BodyTap gestures measured through the smart device's built-in motion sensors (accelerometer and gyroscope). Our experiments show that the proposed Body-Taps system can achieve an average authentication accuracy over 99.5% on a dataset comprising of 230 Body-Tap samples from 23 subjects, using Random Forest (RF), Neural Network (NNet), and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) classifiers. Our work yields a light-weight, low-cost, and easy-to-use secure authentication system that requires minimal efforts and offers satisfactory usability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671795
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2019
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018 - Redondo Beach, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2018Oct 25 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach
Period10/22/1810/25/18

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Authentication
Gesture
Sensor
Motion
Random Forest
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Gyroscopes
Sensors
Discriminant analysis
Form Factors
Discriminant Analysis
Anchors
Accelerometers
Point Sets
Usability
Display
Classifiers
Classifier
Display devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Shukla, D., Wei, G., Xue, D., Jin, Z., & Phoha, V. (2019). Body-taps: Authenticating your device through few simple taps. In 2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018 [8698602] (2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BTAS.2018.8698602

Body-taps : Authenticating your device through few simple taps. / Shukla, Diksha; Wei, Guangcheng; Xue, Donghua; Jin, Zhanpeng; Phoha, Vir.

2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8698602 (2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shukla, D, Wei, G, Xue, D, Jin, Z & Phoha, V 2019, Body-taps: Authenticating your device through few simple taps. in 2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018., 8698602, 2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 9th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018, Redondo Beach, United States, 10/22/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/BTAS.2018.8698602
Shukla D, Wei G, Xue D, Jin Z, Phoha V. Body-taps: Authenticating your device through few simple taps. In 2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8698602. (2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018). https://doi.org/10.1109/BTAS.2018.8698602
Shukla, Diksha ; Wei, Guangcheng ; Xue, Donghua ; Jin, Zhanpeng ; Phoha, Vir. / Body-taps : Authenticating your device through few simple taps. 2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (2018 IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2018).
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