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Improvement of an algorithm for recognition of liveness using perspiration in fingerprint devices
Author(s): Sujan T.V. Parthasaradhi; Reza Derakhshani; Lawrence A. Hornak; Stephanie Caswell Schuckers
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Paper Abstract

Previous work in our laboratory and others have demonstrated that spoof fingers made of a variety of materials including silicon, Play-Doh, clay, and gelatin (gummy finger) can be scanned and verified when compared to a live enrolled finger. Liveness, i.e. to determine whether the introduced biometric is coming from a live source, has been suggested as a means to circumvent attacks using spoof fingers. We developed a new liveness method based on perspiration changes in the fingerprint image. Recent results showed approximately 90% classification rate using different classification methods for various technologies including optical, electro-optical, and capacitive DC, a shorter time window and a diverse dataset. This paper focuses on improvement of the live classification rate by using a weight decay method during the training phase in order to improve the generalization and reduce the variance of the neural network based classifier. The dataset included fingerprint images from 33 live subjects, 33 spoofs created with dental impression material and Play-Doh, and fourteen cadaver fingers. 100% live classification was achieved with 81.8 to 100% spoof classification, depending on the device technology. The weight-decay method improves upon past reports by increasing the live and spoof classification rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5404, Biometric Technology for Human Identification, (25 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541805
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Sujan T.V. Parthasaradhi, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Reza Derakhshani, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Lawrence A. Hornak, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Stephanie Caswell Schuckers, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Clarkson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5404:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification
Anil K. Jain; Nalini K. Ratha, Editor(s)

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