Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Uhl
      Pages 3-61 Open Access
    3. Raymond Veldhuis, Luuk Spreeuwers, Bram Ton, Sjoerd Rozendal
      Pages 63-75 Open Access
    4. Christof Kauba, Bernhard Prommegger, Andreas Uhl
      Pages 77-111 Open Access
    5. Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl
      Pages 113-142 Open Access
  3. Hand and Finger Vein Biometrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Takashi Shinzaki
      Pages 145-158 Open Access
    3. Mitsutoshi Himaga, Hisao Ogata
      Pages 159-177 Open Access
    4. Simon Kirchgasser, Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl
      Pages 179-199 Open Access
    5. Benedikt-Alexander Mokroß, Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch
      Pages 225-259 Open Access
    6. Bernhard Prommegger, Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl
      Pages 261-305 Open Access
  4. Sclera and Retina Biometrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Lukáš Semerád, Martin Drahanský
      Pages 309-354 Open Access
    3. Arathi Arakala, Stephen Davis, K. J. Horadam
      Pages 355-393 Open Access
    4. Peter Rot, Matej Vitek, Klemen Grm, Žiga Emeršič, Peter Peer, Vitomir Štruc
      Pages 395-432 Open Access
  5. Security and Privacy in Vascular Biometrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Jascha Kolberg, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Sushma Venkatesh, Raghavendra Ramachandra, Christoph Busch
      Pages 435-463 Open Access
    3. Vedrana Krivokuća, Sébastien Marcel
      Pages 465-480 Open Access
    4. Simon Kirchgasser, Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl
      Pages 481-506 Open Access
    5. Vedrana Krivokuća, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Sébastien Marcel, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch
      Pages 507-525 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 527-533

About this book


This open access handbook provides the first comprehensive overview of biometrics exploiting the shape of human blood vessels for biometric recognition, i.e. vascular biometrics, including finger vein recognition, hand/palm vein recognition, retina recognition, and sclera recognition. After an introductory chapter summarizing the state of the art in and availability of commercial systems and open datasets/open source software, individual chapters focus on specific aspects of one of the biometric modalities, including questions of usability, security, and privacy. The book features contributions from both academia and major industrial manufacturers.


Biometric Recognition Computer Vision Pattern Recognition Finger-vein and Hand-vein Biometrics Retina and Sclera-based Recognition Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and TestingIdiap Research InstituteMartignySwitzerland
  4. 4.Faculty of EEMCSUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27730-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27731-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-6586
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6594
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