Demo: User identification and authentication with capacitive touch communication

Tam Vu*, Ashwin Ashok, Akash Baid, Marco Gruteser, Richard Howard, Janne Lindqvist, Predrag Spasojevic, Jeffrey Walling

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Today's identification and authentication mechanisms for touchscreen-enabled devices are cumbersome and do not support brief usage and device sharing. To address this challenge, this work explores a novel form of "wireless" communication that exploits the capacitive touchscreens which are now used in laptops, phones, and tablets, as a signal receiver. Using a custom built hardware token, in the form of a wearable ring, we show a proof-of-concept system that transmits a user identification code to the mobile device through the touchscreen. This mechanism works without any modification to the hardware or the firmware of the mobile device.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services - Low Wood Bay, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201229 Jun 2012
Conference number: 10

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Abbreviated titleMobiSys
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLow Wood Bay
Period25/06/201229/06/2012

Keywords

  • capacitive touchscreen
  • signet ring
  • touchscreen communication
  • user identification

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