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A real-time focusing algorithm for iris recognition camera

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2 Author(s)
Kang Ryoung Park ; Div. of Media Technol., SangMyung Univ., Seoul, South Korea ; Jaihie Kim

For fast iris recognition, it is very important to capture the user's focused eye image at fast speed. Previous researchers have used the focusing method which has been applied to general landscape scenes without considering the characteristics of the iris image. So, they take much focusing time, especially in the case of the user with glasses. To overcome such problems, we propose a new iris image acquisition method to capture focused eye images at very fast speed based on corneal specular reflection. Experimental results show that the focusing time for both users with and without glasses averages 480 ms, and we conclude that our method can be used for the real-time iris recognition camera.

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews)  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3 )