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Knuckle based hand correlation for user authentication
Author(s): K. Kumar Sricharan; A. Aneesh Reddy; A. G. Ramakrishnan
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Paper Abstract

Different hand-derived biometric traits have been used for user authentication in many commercial systems. In this paper we have investigated the possibility of using a new biometric trait, the knuckle, for user authentication. Knuckle regions are extracted from the hand images and correlation methods are used for the purpose of verification. Experimental results on a data set of 125 people show that the knuckle is a viable biometric trait, which can be used as an alternative to finger and palm prints or in conjunction with them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6202, Biometric Technology for Human Identification III, 62020X (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666438
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K. Kumar Sricharan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
A. Aneesh Reddy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
A. G. Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6202:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification III
Patrick J. Flynn; Sharath Pankanti, Editor(s)

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