Multispectral contactless 3D handprint acquisition for identification

Hansen, M. F., Smith, L. and Smith, M. (2016) Multispectral contactless 3D handprint acquisition for identification. In: The Fifth International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare, and Digital Forensics, Manchester, UK, 26-28 July 2016. [In Press] Available from:

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We present and experimentally demonstrate the potential effectiveness of a photometric stereo based high resolution system for capturing 3D handprints using visible light sources. The sub-surface vascular structures are also enhanced through the use of near-infrared light sources which offers a potentially useful technique to increase system security. In contrast to existing systems which locate specific minutiae features of a fingerprint, we propose to use a global/holistic approach based on the spatial frequencies of the handprint, and preliminary results on 11 subjects show the high potential of this approach for contactless biometric identification purposes

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:3D handprint recognition, photometric stereo, contactless, biometrics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:29041
Deposited By: Dr M. Hansen
Deposited On:09 Jun 2016 08:59
Last Modified:07 Feb 2017 18:37

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