will describe progress in multimodal biometric fusion and in the newer
vision-based biometrics, ear and gait. The current interest in multimodal
biometric fusion arises not only from ability to improve enrolment, but also
from the potential performance advantage achieved by fusing complementary
technologies. Currently there are two portal systems in development aiming to
provide fusion based access control, one using face and iris and the other
using face, gait and ear. Gait is attractive as a biometric since it concerns
motion, is available at a distance and can cue acquisition of other biometrics.
Ears are attractive as a biometric since their structure changes little with
age and their covariate structure is considerably less complex than other
approaches. As such, this talk will encompass two of the newer vision-based
biometrics and whilst describing progress, also assess suitability for
deployment in a multimodal biometric system.