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Title: Verification of humans using the electrocardiogram
Author(s): G. Wübbeler, M. Stavridis, D. Kreiseler, R.-D. Bousseljot and C. Elster
Journal: Pattern Recognition Letters
Year: 2007
Volume: 28
Issue: 10
Pages: 1172--1175
DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2007.01.014
ISSN: 01678655
Web URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167865507000463
Keywords: Biometrics,Electrocardiogram (ECG),Identification,Verification
Tags: 8.42
Abstract: A feasibility study on the potential of the electrocardiogram (ECG) for biometrical applications is presented. A test set of 234 ECG recordings from 74 subjects was compiled emulating a realistic scenario for ECG biometrics by using short measurements of 10s length in combination with a practicable choice of ECG leads. The long-term stability of the individual ECG was investigated during time periods up to several years. Verification and identification was done by utilizing the heart vector and a simple distance measure. As a result, encouraging error rates were obtained; for verification, for instance, the achieved equal error rate was smaller than 3%.

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