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Enhanced RFID Badgeing System Capturing Biometric Motion Characteristics to Increase Security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000181824D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

What is disclosed is an added layer of security to any security system where an object, body, or body part (authentication object) is brought into contact or range of a reader, such as an RFID reader, by analyzing the movement characteristics of the object or body part during the authentication.

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Enhanced RFID Badgeing System Capturing Biometric Motion Characteristics to Increase Security

What is disclosed is an added layer of security to any security system where an object, body, or body part (authentication object) is brought into contact or range of a reader by analyzing the movement characteristics of the object or body part during the authentication. 'Object' would typically refer to an RFID Card and that will be discussed as the preferred embodiment. Body or Body part would refer to using this method as an additional layer in a biometric security system.

Movement characteristics during the authorization process (e.g. the swipe of a card past an RFID reader) are associated with the authorized card owner are tracked and analyzed. Statistical limits are formed that define 'normal' and 'unusual' movement for this individual.

There are many current technologies and emerging technology where a card or other carried device is used for personal authentication for banking, identification, or restricted access. RFID cards, such as RFID security badges are one example of this. RFID cards, and other types of cards are all prone to fraud simply by theft of the card. Furthermore, these objects can even sometimes be reproduced to allow unauthorized access.

Biometrics is one area that is emerging that addresses this potential. Reading a thumb or eye makes it more difficult to gain unauthorized access. RFID chips have also been embedded under the skin to reduce the likelihood of theft. All of these methods are more intrusive than carrying an authentication object. Consumer advocates and the general public have long been resistant to the sharing and encoding of unchanging personal characteristics like fingerprinting without cause.

The primary objective of the invent...