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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Footprint-based biometric verification
Author(s): Andreas Uhl; Peter Wild
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the potential of foot biometric features based on geometry, shape, and texture and present algorithms for a prototype rotation invariant verification system. An introduction to origins and fields of application for footprint-based personal recognition is accompanied by a comparison with traditional hand biometry systems. Image enhancement and feature extraction steps emphasizing specific characteristics of foot geometry and their permanence and distinctiveness properties, respectively, are discussed. Collectability and universality issues are considered as well. A visualization of various test results comparing discriminative power of foot shape and texture is given. The impact on real-world scenarios is pointed out, and a summary of results is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2008
PDF: 10 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 17(1) 011016 doi: 10.1117/1.2892674
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 17, Issue 1
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Andreas Uhl, Univ. Salzburg (Austria)
Peter Wild, Univ. Salzburg (Austria)

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