Subjects Allied to Gait

TitleSubjects Allied to Gait
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R
Book TitleHuman Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait
Pagination5 - 15

There is considerable support for the notion that each person’s gait is unique. As we shall see, it has been observed in literature that people can be recognized by the way they walk. The same notion has been observed in medicine and biomechanics, though not in the context of biometrics but more as an assertion of individuality. Perhaps driven by these notions, though without reference to them, there has been work in psychology on the human ability to recognize each other by using gait. Those suffering myopia often state that they can use gait as a way of recognizing people. There is other evidence too, which suggests that each person’s gait is unique. People have also studied walking from medical and biomechanical perspectives, and this gives insight into how its properties can change which is of general interest in any biometrie deployment. We shall start with literature, with definitions of meaning.