Signature analysis in the context of mobile devices Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2016

start page

  • 34

end page

  • 37


  • 55

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0262-8856

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-8138


  • Handwritten signature is one of the oldest means of the human being to both authenticate him/herself and state that a certain document has been understood and accepted. In the modem world, this biometric modality was translated to the use of peripheral pads that allow the signature to be performed by the user. However, in the recent years, the proliferation of mobile devices with touch screens has paved the path to deploy this biometric modality beyond the limits of a desktop. Bringing this biometric modality to mobile devices open several challenges, being some of them already covered, but some others needing further study. This paper provides an overview of these challenges and point to future research works that can help to the continuous deployment of this biometric modality. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • handwritten signature; biometrics; static signature recognition; dynamic signature recognition; forgeries; user confidence; recognition; online