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Vascular patern of the finger: biometric of the future? Sensor design, data collection and performance verification

Ton, B. (2012) Vascular patern of the finger: biometric of the future? Sensor design, data collection and performance verification.

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Abstract:The usage of the vascular pattern of the finger is emerging as a new form of biometrics. This new biometrics is already commercially exploited but the scientific research done is still lacking behind. The goal of this research is to bridge this gap between research and commerce. In order to do so this research focuses on three main aspects. The first aspect is the design of a sensor capable of capturing the vascular pattern of the finger. At present there are only a small number of datasets publicly available. This is why the second focus point is the collection of a dataset which will be publicly available for further research. The last aspect focuses on the verification of five existing state of the art algorithms. The dataset collected comprises 59 volunteers which had their ring, middle and index fingers captured from both hands during two sessions. These sessions were separated by two weeks and during each session each finger was captured twice. The collected dataset is noteworthy as the collected images are of high quality and meta-information about the volunteers has been recorded. The verification experiments have been done using an existing dataset and the collected dataset. For all cases the collected dataset performed better than the existing dataset. Equal Error Rates(EER) down to 0.37% have been achieved for the collected dataset.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering MSc (60353)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61963
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