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Using Otoacoustic Emissions as a Biometric

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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.

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Swabey, Matthew, Beeby, Stephen, Brown, Andrew and Chad, John, (2004) Using Otoacoustic Emissions as a Biometric Zhang, D and Jain, A N (eds.) At First International Conference on Biometric Authentication (ICBA 2004). , pp. 600-606.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Awarded Best Paper Prize Event Dates: 15-17th July 2004
Venue - Dates: First International Conference on Biometric Authentication (ICBA 2004), 2004-07-17
Keywords: Otoacoustic emmisions, biometrics
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 260480
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260480
ISBN: 3-540-22146-8
PURE UUID: 0177d236-0b80-4769-b65c-0c0afbf0b203
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 08 Feb 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:12

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Author: Matthew Swabey
Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD
Author: Andrew Brown
Author: John Chad
Editor: D Zhang
Editor: A N Jain

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