By Topic

Hand-Shape Biometrics Combining the Visible and Short-Wave Infrared Bands

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Ferrer, M.A. ; Inst. Univ. para el Desarrollo Tec nologico y la Innovacion en Comun., Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ; Morales, A.

This paper proposes a hand-shape biometric device with two sensors, respectively working in the visible and 1470-nm bands. The inclusion of the 1470-nm band sensor is to improve both security and performance. The security is improved by including a spoof detector and the performance by combining both bands. The spoof detector combines three skin detection indices obtained by comparing the reflectance of the hand image in the red, green, and blue bands with that from the 1470-nm band. The hand tissues reflect the visible radiation while absorbing the 1470-nm radiation. The band combination is carried out at a score level which reduces the error rate because different images were obtained under different physical principles (reflection and absorption). The system performance has been evaluated with a database containing 10 acquisitions from each of a group of 100 users and 390 acquisitions from 62 imitated hands made of different materials. The experimental results confirm both security and performance improvement.

Published in:

Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 4 )
Biometrics Compendium, IEEE