Using Otoacoustic Emissions as a Biometric

Swabey, Matthew, Beeby, Stephen, Brown, Andrew and Chad, John (2004) Using Otoacoustic Emissions as a Biometric. At First International Conference on Biometric Authentication (ICBA 2004), Hong Kong, 17 - 15 Jul 2004. Springer, 600-606.


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This paper presents research into using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) as a biometric. OAE are a group of sounds emitted by the cochlea of the ear. The main types are spontaneous OAE which are continuously emitted and the transient and distortion product types which are emitted after stimulation. In this paper the characteristics of OAE are examined to determine the most suitable emission for use as a physiological biometric. The uniqueness of transient OAE are characterised from a data set of 2009 random individuals by a closed rank test. Details of a low-cost portable prototype OAE acquisition system developed at Southampton University are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Awarded Best Paper Prize Event Dates: 15-17th July 2004
ISBNs: 3540221468
ISSNs: 0302-9743
Keywords: Otoacoustic emmisions, biometrics
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 260480
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:02
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