EEG-Based User Authentication Using Artifacts

Tien PHAM, Wanli MA, Dat TRAN, Phuoc NGUYEN, Dinh PHUNG

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Recently, electroencephalography (EEG) is considered as a new potential type of user authentication with many security advantages of being difficult to fake, impossible to observe or intercept, unique, and alive person recording require. The difficulty is that EEG signals are very weak and subject to the contamination from many artifact signals. However, for the applications in human health, true EEG signals, without the contamination, is highly desirable, but for the purposes of authentication, where stable and repeatable patterns from the source signals are critical, the origins of the signals are of less concern. In this paper, we propose an EEG-based authentication method, which is simple to implement and easy to use, by taking the advantage of EEG artifacts, generated by a number of purposely designed voluntary facial muscle movements. These tasks can be single or combined, depending on the level of security required. Our experiment showed that using EEG artifacts for user authentication in multilevel security systems is promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Joint Conference SOCO’14-CISIS’14-ICEUTE’14
Subtitle of host publicationBilbao, Spain, June 25th–27th, 2014, Proceedings
EditorsJosé Gaviria de la Puerta, Iván García Ferreira, Pablo García Bringas, Fanny Klett, Ajith Abraham, André C.P.L.F. de Carvalho, Álvaro Herrero, Bruno Baruque, Héctor Quintián, Emilio Corchado
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319079950
ISBN (Print)9781479950492
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Joint Conference SOCO'14-CISIS'14-ICEUTE'14 - Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceInternational Joint Conference SOCO'14-CISIS'14-ICEUTE'14


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