Recently, surface electromyogram (EMG) has been proposed as a novel biometric trait for addressing some key limitations of current biometrics, such as spoofing and liveness. The EMG signals possess a unique characteristic: they are inherently different for individuals (biometrics), and they can be customized to realize multi-length codes or passwords (for example, by performing different gestures).


Recently, surface electromyography (sEMG) emerged as a novel biometric authentication method. Since EMG system parameters, such as the feature extraction methods and the number of channels, have been known to affect system performances, it is important to investigate these effects on the performance of the sEMG-based biometric system to determine optimal system parameters.


"The friction ridge pattern is a 3D structure which, in its natural state, is not deformed by contact with a surface''. Building upon this rather trivial observation, the present work constitutes a first solid step towards a paradigm shift in fingerprint recognition from its very foundations. We explore and evaluate the feasibility to move from current technology operating on 2D images of elastically deformed impressions of the ridge pattern, to a new generation of systems based on full-3D models of the natural nondeformed ridge pattern itself.


This is a collection of paired thermal and visible ear images. Images in this dataset were acquired in different illumination conditions ranging between 2 and 10700 lux. There are total 2200 images of which 1100 are thermal images while the other 1100 are their corresponding visible images. Images consisted of left and right ear images of 55 subjects. Images were capture in 5 illumination conditiond for every subjects. This dataset was developed for illumination invariant ear recognition study. In addition it can also be useful for thermal and visible image fusion research.



iSignDB: A biometric signature database created using smartphone

Suraiya Jabin, Sumaiya Ahmad, Sarthak Mishra, and Farhana Javed Zareen

Department of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025, India

It's a database of biometric signatures recorded using sensors present in a smartphone. ​The dataset iSignDB is created to implement a novel anti-spoof biometric signature authentication for smartphone users.


This dataset is composed of 4-Dimensional time series files, representing the movements of all 38 participants during a novel control task. In the ‘’ file this can be set up to 6-Dimension, by the ‘fields_included’ variable. Two folders are included, one ready for preprocessing (‘subjects raw’) and the other already preprocessed ‘subjects preprocessed’.


We provide a large benchmark dataset consisting of about: 3.5 million keystroke events; 57.1 million data-points for accelerometer and gyroscope each; and 1.7 million data-points for swipes. Data was collected between April 2017 and June 2017 after the required IRB approval. Data from 117 participants, in a session lasting between 2 to 2.5 hours each, performing multiple activities such as: typing (free and fixed text), gait (walking, upstairs and downstairs) and swiping activities while using desktop, phone and tablet is shared.