Apparatus and methods for user recognition employing behavioral passwords

  • US 6,421,453 B1
  • Filed: 05/15/1998
  • Issued: 07/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for controlling access of an individual to one of a computer and a service and a facility, the method comprising the steps of:

  • pre-storing a predefined sequence of intentional gestures performed by the individual during an enrollment session;

    extracting the predefined sequence of intentional gestures from the individual during a recognition session; and

    comparing the pre-stored sequence of intentional gestures to the extracted sequence of intentional gestures to recognize the individual; and

    wherein the method further comprises the steps of;

    determining whether the individual has performed any accidental movements more than a predetermined number of times during a plurality of recognition sessions; and

    adding the accidental movements to the predefined sequence of intentional gestures, when the individual has performed the accidental movements more than the predetermined number of times.

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