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17 March 2008 Personal authentication using hand vein triangulation
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This paper presents a new approach to authenticate individuals using triangulation of hand vein images. The proposed method is fully automated and employs palm dorsal hand vein images acquired from the low-cost, near infrared, contactless imaging. The knuckle tips are used as key points for image normalization and the extraction of region of interest. The matching scores are generated in two parallel stages; (i) hierarchical matching score from the four topologies of triangulation in binarized vein structures and (ii) from the geometrical features consisting of knuckle point perimeter distances in the acquired images. The weighted score level combination from these two matching scores are used to authenticate the individuals. The achieved experimental results from the proposed system using contactless, palm dorsal hand vein images are promising and suggest more user friendly alternative for user identification.
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Ajay Kumar and K. Venkata Prathyusha "Personal authentication using hand vein triangulation", Proc. SPIE 6944, Biometric Technology for Human Identification V, 69440E (17 March 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779159
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