Submission Deadline: 31 September 2020
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Behavioral Biometrics for eHealth and Well-Being.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the healthcare industry from many perspectives. A very challenging issue deals with the development of non-intrusive AI technologies that could be integrated into everyday activities, thus allowing continuous health state monitoring and enabling automatic warnings when a dangerous change is predicted. Behavioral biometrics play a crucial role within this challenge. Behavioral biometrics, such as speech, handwriting, gait, etc. can be used to quantify human physiology, pathophysiological mechanisms, and actions. The final acquired signal is a mixture of at least four components:
It is evident that disease at its early stage, as well as during its course, could affect one or more of these components. Behavioral biometrics in eHealth seek solutions to diagnose, assess, and monitor diseases that are measurable just when the patient performs an action. This action could be walking, talking, writing or typing on a touchscreen, and many more. Behavioral biometrics also deal with the way the human being responds to natural and social events around her/him and emotions. The adoption of non-intrusive behavioral biometrics techniques in the set of daily activities would be pervasive: the user would be asked to do what she/he already does normally. The output of these systems could be provided to doctors, thus helping them in a deep disease inspection. At the same time these technologies could be directly adopted by doctors. These aspects are extremely important for the development of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) tools. Nevertheless, specific behavioral biometrics tasks and activities could be planned to support rehabilitation activities.
This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to attract original research articles that advance the state of the art in behavioral biometrics for e-health and well-being. The goal is that it provides an opportunity to gain a significantly better understanding of the field’s current developments and future direction.
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Associate Editor: Donato Impedovo, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
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