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Echo-ID: Smart user identification leveraging inaudible sound signals

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posted on 2020-10-19, 00:00 authored by Syed Wajid Ali ShahSyed Wajid Ali Shah, Arash Shaghaghi, Salil S Kanhere, Jin Zhang, Adnan AnwarAdnan Anwar, Robin Ram Mohan DossRobin Ram Mohan Doss
In this article, we present a novel user identification mechanism for smart spaces called Echo-ID (referred to as E-ID). Our solution relies on inaudible sound signals for capturing the user’s behavioral tapping/typing characteristics while s/he types the PIN on a PIN-PAD, and uses them to identify the corresponding user from a set of N enrolled inhabitants. E-ID proposes an all-inclusive pipeline that generates and transmits appropriate sound signals, and extracts a user-specific imprint from the recorded signals (E-Sign). For accurate identification of the corresponding user given an E-Sign sample, E-ID makes use of deep-learning (i.e., CNN for feature extraction) and SVM classifier (for making the identification decision). We implemented a proof of the concept of E-ID by leveraging the commodity speaker and microphone. Our evaluations revealed that E-ID can identify the users with an average accuracy of 93% to 78% from an enrolled group of 2-5 subjects, respectively.



IEEE Access




194508 - 194522


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Piscataway, N.J.





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