Eyelid Position Detection Method for Mobile Iris Recognition

  • Gleb OdinokikhEmail author
  • Mikhail Korobkin
  • Vitaly Gnatyuk
  • Vladimir Eremeev
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 794)


Information about eyelid position in an image is used during iris recognition for eyelid and eyelash noise removal, iris image quality estimation and other purposes. Eyelid detection is usually performed after iris-sclera boundary localization which is a fairly complex operation itself. If the authentication is working on a hand-held device, this order is not always justified, mainly because of the device limited performance, user interaction difficulties and highly variable environmental conditions. In this case the eyelid position information could be used to determine whether the image should be passed for the further complex processing operations. This paper proposes a method of eyelid position detection for iris image quality estimation and further complete eyelid border localization and compares its performance with several similar existing methods on four open datasets.


Eyelid detection Mobile biometrics Iris recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gleb Odinokikh
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mikhail Korobkin
    • 2
  • Vitaly Gnatyuk
    • 3
  • Vladimir Eremeev
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University of Electronic TechnologyZelenogradRussia
  3. 3.Samsung R&D Institute Russia (SRR)MoscowRussia

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