Biometric modality: Gait – what is it?

Every human has a specific way of walking and running. Factors such as the subject’s overall physique, stride length and width, speed of movement, the various angles formed by the joints at the hip, knee and ankle as well as the angles of the torso, thighs and feet can be captured on cameras for analysis. Therefore, individuals can be identified by their style of gait and this allows both biometric one-to-one (1:1) verification and one-to-many (1:N) identification (search capability) to be used in addition to other uses such as medical research and diagnostic testing, sports science etc.

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