On the feasibility of Non-contact Cardiac Motion Sensing for emerging heart-based biometrics

Yan Zhuang, Chen Song, Feng Lin, Yiran Li, Changzhi Li, Wenyao Xu

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Cryptographic security is of great importance. Biometrics play a vital role in modern authentication systems. Among all emerging biometrics, heart-based biometrics are promising because they are unique and hard to counterfeit. The current solutions on cardiac motion detection are either obtrusive or incapable of providing comprehensive cardiac motion information. To this end, we present Non-contact Cardiac Motion Sensing (NCMS), an end-to-end hardware and software solution, to sense and characterize the cardiac motion in a continuous, unobtrusive and user-friendly manner. We evaluate the performance of NCMS and compare the cardiac motion cycle on human subjects. Experimental results indicate the feasibility of NCMS to detect the cardiac motion and show the concept of a new modality in emerging heart-based biometrics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRWS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398053
StatePublished - Mar 30 2016
EventIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2016Jan 27 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS
ISSN (Print)2164-2958
ISSN (Electronic)2164-2974


ConferenceIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Cardiac biometric
  • Tiny signal detection and demodulation


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