Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures

Alexander Chan, Tzipora Halevi, Nasir Memon

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    Abstract

    The Leap Motion controller is a consumer gesture sensor aimed to augment a user’s interactive experience with their computer. Using infrared sensors, it is able to collect data about the position and motions of a user’s hands. This data allows the Leap to be used as an authentication device. This study explores the possibility of performing both login as well as continuous authentication using the Leap Motion device. The work includes classification of static data gathered by the Leap Motion using trained classifiers, with over 99% accuracy. In addition, data was recorded from the users while utilizing the Leap Motion to read and navigate through Wikipedia pages. A template was created using the user attributes that were found to have the highest merit. The algorithm found when matching the template to the users newly collected data, the authentication provided an accuracy of over 98%, and an equal error rate of 0.8% even for a small number of attributes. This study demonstrates that the Leap Motion can indeed by used successfully to both authenticate users at login as well as while performing continuous activities. As the Leap Motion is an inexpensive device, this raises the potential of using its data in the future for authentication instead of traditional keyboard passwords.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages13-22
    Number of pages10
    Volume9190
    ISBN (Print)9783319203751
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2015
    Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust, HAS 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9190
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust, HAS 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period8/2/158/7/15

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    Gesture
    Authentication
    Controller
    Controllers
    Geometry
    Motion
    Sensors
    Template
    Attribute
    Classifiers
    Infrared Sensor
    Infrared radiation
    Wikipedia
    Password
    Error Rate
    Classifier
    Sensor
    Demonstrate

    Keywords

    • Authentication
    • Biometrics
    • Security

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

    Cite this

    Chan, A., Halevi, T., & Memon, N. (2015). Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings (Vol. 9190, pp. 13-22). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9190). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20376-8_2

    Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures. / Chan, Alexander; Halevi, Tzipora; Memon, Nasir.

    Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9190 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 13-22 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9190).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Chan, A, Halevi, T & Memon, N 2015, Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures. in Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9190, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9190, Springer Verlag, pp. 13-22, 3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust, HAS 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, United States, 8/2/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20376-8_2
    Chan A, Halevi T, Memon N. Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9190. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 13-22. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20376-8_2
    Chan, Alexander ; Halevi, Tzipora ; Memon, Nasir. / Leap motion controller for authentication via hand geometry and gestures. Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 3rd International Conference, HAS 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9190 Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 13-22 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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