Fast Approximate Eyelid Detection for Periocular Localization

  • Saharriyar Zia Nasim Hazarika
  • Neeraj Prakash
  • Sambit Bakshi
  • Rahul Raman
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 27)


Iris is considered to be one of the most reliable traits and is widely used in the present state-of-the-art biometric systems. However, iris recognition fails for unconstrained image acquisition. More precisely, the system cannot properly localize the iris from low quality noisy unconstrained image, and hence, the successive modules of biometric system fails. To achieve recognition from unconstrained iris images, the periocular region is considered. The periocular (periphery of ocular) region is proven to be a trait in itself and can serve as a biometric to recognize human, though with a lower accuracy compared to iris. In this paper, we propose a novel technique to localize periocular region on the basis of eyelid information extracted from eye image. The proposed method will perform periocular localization successfully even when iris detection fails. Our method detects the horizontal edges as eyelids and the rough map of eyelids gives the radius of iris, which is used to anthropometrically derive the periocular region. The proposed method has been validated on standard publicly available databases : UBIRISv1 and UBIRISv2, and is found to be satisfactory.


Periocular recognition Eyelid detection Personal identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saharriyar Zia Nasim Hazarika
    • 1
  • Neeraj Prakash
    • 1
  • Sambit Bakshi
    • 2
  • Rahul Raman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologySikkimIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia

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