Fake Fingerprint Detection by Odor Analysis

  • Denis Baldisserra
  • Annalisa Franco
  • Dario Maio
  • Davide Maltoni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3832)


This work proposes a novel approach to secure fingerprint scanners against the presentation of fake fingerprints. An odor sensor (electronic nose) is used to sample the odor signal and an ad-hoc algorithm allows to discriminate the finger skin odor from that of other materials such as latex, silicone or gelatin, usually employed to forge fake fingerprints. The experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed approach.


Electronic Nose Equal Error Rate Biometric System Fingerprint Image False Acceptance Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Baldisserra
    • 1
  • Annalisa Franco
    • 1
  • Dario Maio
    • 1
  • Davide Maltoni
    • 1
  1. 1.DEISUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

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