Improved sequential fusion of heart-signal and fingerprint for anti-spoofing

Jomaa R. M., Islam M. S., Mathkour H.

4th IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security, and Behavior Analysis, ISBA 2018, Singapore, Singapore, 11 - 12 January 2018, vol.2018-January, pp.1-7 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2018-January
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isba.2018.8311476
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Biometrics is one of the most encouraging authentication systems in the recent years. However, spoof attack is one of the main problems with a biometric system. Spoof attack falls within a subset of what is called presentation attack. The heart is an emerging biometric modality which is getting attention for its robustness against presentation attacks. Introducing heart-signal into a fingerprint biometric system can yield promising results showing its robustness against spoof attacks with increasing the authentication accuracy. In this work, a sequential fusion method is improved for anti-spoofing capability. The idea behind the proposed system is the utilization of the natural liveness property of heart-biometrics in addition to boosting the heart-signal scores to increase the anti-spoofing of a multimodal biometric system. We have evaluated our proposed method with public databases of fingerprint biometric and heart-signal (ECG signal). The obtained results are very encouraging for the development of a robust anti-spoofing multimodal authentication system.