31 May 2013 A novel hand-type detection technique with fingerprint sensor
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In large-scale biometric authentication systems such as the US-Visit (USA), a 10-fingerprints scanner which simultaneously captures four fingerprints is used. In traditional systems, specific hand-types (left or right) are indicated, but it is difficult to detect hand-type due to the hand rotation and the opening and closing of fingers. In this paper, we evaluated features that were extracted from hand images (which were captured by a general optical scanner) that are considered to be effective for detecting hand-type. Furthermore, we extended the knowledge to real fingerprint images, and evaluated the accuracy with which it detects hand-type. We obtained an accuracy of about 80% with only three fingers (index, middle, ring finger).
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Narishige Abe, Narishige Abe, Takashi Shinzaki, Takashi Shinzaki, } "A novel hand-type detection technique with fingerprint sensor", Proc. SPIE 8712, Biometric and Surveillance Technology for Human and Activity Identification X, 871203 (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015673; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015673

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