Special Section on Biometrics: Advances in Security, Usability, and Interoperability

Comparative analysis of global hand appearance-based person recognition

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Helin Dutağacı, Bülent Sankur

Bogaziçi University, Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Erdem Yörük

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Imaging Science, 3400 North Charles Street, 307-B Clark Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

J. Electron. Imaging. 17(1), 011018 (March 21, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2890986
History: Received June 16, 2007; Revised October 17, 2007; Accepted November 06, 2007; Published March 21, 2008
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We provide a survey of hand biometric techniques in the literature and incorporate several novel results of hand-based personal identification and verification. We compare several feature sets in the shape-only and shape-plus-texture categories, emphasizing the relevance of a proper hand normalization scheme in the success of any biometric scheme. The preference of the left and right hands or of ambidextrous access control is explored. Since the business case of a biometric device partly hinges on the longevity of its features and the generalization ability of its database, we have tested our scheme with time-lapse data as well as with subjects that were unseen during the training stage. Our experiments were conducted on a hand database that is an order of magnitude larger than any existing one in the literature.

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Helin Dutağacı ; Bülent Sankur and Erdem Yörük
"Comparative analysis of global hand appearance-based person recognition", J. Electron. Imaging. 17(1), 011018 (March 21, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2890986


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