A Thermal Hand Vein Pattern Verification System

  • Lingyu Wang
  • Graham Leedham
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11552499_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3687)
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Wang L., Leedham G. (2005) A Thermal Hand Vein Pattern Verification System. In: Singh S., Singh M., Apte C., Perner P. (eds) Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis. ICAPR 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3687. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Many biometrics, such as face, fingerprint and iris images, have been studied extensively for personal verification purposes in the past few decades. However, verification using vein patterns is less developed compared to other human traits. A new personal verification system using the thermal-imaged vein pattern in the back of the hand is presented in the paper. The system consists of five individual steps:Data Acquisition, Image Enhancement, Vein Pattern Segmentation, Skeletonization and Matching. Unlike most biometric systems that carry out comparisons based on a pre-selected feature set, this system directly recognizes the shapes of the vein pattern by measuring their Line-Segment Hausdorff Distance. Preliminary testing on a database containing 108 different images has been carried out and all the images are correctly recognized.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lingyu Wang
    • 1
  • Graham Leedham
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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