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Human body as a set of biometric features identified by means of optoelectronics
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Paper Abstract

Human body posses many unique, singular features that are impossible to copy or forge. Nowadays, to establish and to ensure the public security requires specially designed devices and systems. Biometrics is a field of science and technology, exploiting human body characteristics for people recognition. It identifies the most characteristic and unique ones in order to design and construct systems capable to recognize people. In this paper some overview is given, presenting the achievements in biometrics. The verification and identification process is explained, along with the way of evaluation of biometric recognition systems. The most frequently human biometrics used in practice are shortly presented, including fingerprints, facial imaging (including thermal characteristic), hand geometry and iris patterns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5954, Optical Security Systems, 59540A (23 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623894
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Halina Podbielska, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Joanna Bauer, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5954:
Optical Security Systems
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Sergei Y. Popov; Frank Wyrowski, Editor(s)

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