A Novel Biometric Authentication Approach Using Electrocardiogram Signals

GÜRKAN H., GÜZ Ü., Yarman B. S.

35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), Osaka, Japan, 3 - 07 July 2013, pp.4259-4262 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/embc.2013.6610486
  • City: Osaka
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.4259-4262
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, we present a novel biometric authentication approach based on combination of AC/DCT features, MFCC features, and QRS beat information of the ECG signals. The proposed approach is tested on a subset of 30 subjects selected from the PTB database. This subset consists of 13 healthy and 17 non-healthy subjects who have two ECG records. The proposed biometric authentication approach achieves average frame recognition rate of %97.31 on the selected subset. Our experimental results imply that the frame recognition rate of the proposed authentication approach is better than that of ACDCT and MFCC based biometric authentication systems, individually.