Authentication is to verify if one is who he/she claims. It plays an important role in security systems. In this paper, we study the feasibility of using Electroencephalography EEG brain signals for authentication purpose. In a general sense, there are three types of authentications including password based, token based, and biometric based. Each of them has its own merit and drawback. Technology advancing makes it possible to easily obtain EEG signals. The evidences show that finding repeatable and stable brainwave patterns in EEG data is feasible. The prospect of using EEG signals for authentication is promising. An EEG based authentication system has the combined advantages of both password based and biometric based authentication systems, yet without their drawbacks. Therefore, it makes an EEG signal based authentication suitable for especially high security system. Through the analysis and processing of EEG signals of motor imagery from BCI Competition, our experiment results confirm the theories stated in this paper.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2013), Part II|
|Subtitle of host publication||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Editors||Minho Lee, Akira Hirose, Zeng-Guang Hou, Rhee Man Kil|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2013) - Daegu, Daegu, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 3 Nov 2013 → 7 Nov 2013
|Conference||20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2013)|
|Abbreviated title||ICONIP 2013|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||3/11/13 → 7/11/13|
MA, W., TRAN, D., & Nguyen, P. (2013). A Study on the Feasibility of Using EEG Signals for Authentication Purpose. In M. Lee, A. Hirose, Z-G. Hou, & R. M. Kil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2013), Part II: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 8227, pp. 562-569). Heidelberg: Springer.