Opens Door with a Smart-Phone and Fingerprint.

Derawi Biometrics and Heiko Witte with in cooperation with the Electrical Department of Gjøvik University College, have developed a first prototype that opens a door with your smart-phone by taking a picture of your finger (fingerprint-recognition) or even by walking to the door (gait-recognition). The technology used is Near-Field Communication and the devices used are … Continue reading »


Best Paper Award – MobiSec 2011

Derawi Biometrics and NISLAB recently received the prize for best academic paper on Authentication and Authorisation, with the use of fingerprint and smart phone camera. This took place at an international conference in Denmark. Mohammad Derawi attended the internationally acclaimed MobiSec Conference with his paper “Fingerprint Recognition with Embedded Cameras on Mobile Phones”. This is … Continue reading »


Fingerprint Recognition with Embedded Cameras on Mobile Phones

Derawi Biometrics has been doing research on how to authenticate people from their mobile phone by taking a picture of the finger. Mobile phones with a camera function are capable of capturing image and processing tasks. Fingerprint recognition has been used in many different applications where high security is required. A first step towards a novel biometric authentication … Continue reading »


Your walk is your PIN-code

Derawi Biometrics and Norwegian researchers have developed an app that uses gait signals to unlock the phone instead of a PIN-code. Gjøvik University College (HIG) has researched in gait recognition since 2005. Today, this research is becoming a reality.  The Norwegian Information Security Lab (NISLab) environment is launching an app that uses the phone’s accelerometer to detect the owner by its walk. Read the whole article here (In Norwegian): or here (Computerworld, in Norwegian).


First Biometrics Laboratory Launched in Scandinavia

Biometric Laboratory at Gjøvik University College (Norway) seeks to develop constantly new and better ways of identifying persons without using passwords and pin-codes. The opening of the laboratory was combined with a professional seminar where, amongst others, the German Saving Bank Association, the German Commercial Bank Association, Fuijtsu, Hitachi and the National Criminal Investigation Service … Continue reading »


Stops iPhone thief with sensational app

TV 2 Nyhetene  which is one of Norway’s biggest public TV with regular news have made an interview with us  showing how a mobile phone can  recognize people on the way they walk. The interview and video can be viewed here


Smart Phones that Know Their Users by How They Walk

Technology Review which is published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) has published an article about our gait research on smart phones.  Link to full article is found here


“Derawi Biometrics” Launched

Welcome to Derawi Biometrics. This site is owned and maintained by the author Mohammad Omar Derawi, which is Me. I will be giving an Introduction to biometric systems and especially in my topics of interest. The topics include Fingerprint Recognition, Gait Recogntion and Keystroke Dynamics which I have been specializing in. However, I will also … Continue reading »