4 May 2012 Biometrics via IR spectroscopy of the epidermis: potential and difficulties
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We discuss the potential and difficulties of using infrared (IR) spectroscopy of the human epidermis as a biometric. We present preliminary data on the fingerpads of 9 individuals demonstrating the potential for uniqueness and stability. We also present data on the challenges presented by complications such as sebum changes, intra-individual location variability, and skin care products.
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David M. Mackie, David M. Mackie, } "Biometrics via IR spectroscopy of the epidermis: potential and difficulties", Proc. SPIE 8371, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring II; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX, 83711T (4 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919902; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.919902

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