An approach to hand biometrics in mobile devices

  • Alberto de Santos SierraEmail author
  • Carmen Sánchez-Ávila
  • Aitor Mendaza Ormaza
  • Javier Guerra Casanova
Original Paper


This paper focuses on hand biometrics applied to images acquired from a mobile device. The system offers the possibility of identifying individuals based on features extracted from hand pictures obtained with a low-quality camera embedded on a mobile device. Furthermore, the acquisitions have been carried out regardless illumination control, orientation, distance to camera, and similar aspects. In addition, the whole system has been tested with an owned database. Finally, the results obtained (6.0% ± 0.2) and the algorithm structure are both promising in relation to a posterior mobile implementation.


Contact-less hand biometrics Mobile devices Support vector machines Security Segmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto de Santos Sierra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carmen Sánchez-Ávila
    • 1
  • Aitor Mendaza Ormaza
    • 2
  • Javier Guerra Casanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and SecurityCentro de Domótica Integral, Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.University Group for Identification Technologies (GUTI)Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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