A Hand Gesture Approach to Biometrics

  • Nahumi Nugrahaningsih
  • Marco PortaEmail author
  • Giuseppe Scarpello
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)


In this paper we present a biometric technique based on hand gestures. By means of the Microsoft Kinect sensor, the user’s hand is tracked while following a circle moving on the screen. Both 3D data about the position of the hand and 2D data about the position of the screen pointer are provided to different classifiers (SVM, Naive Bayes, Classification Tree, KNN, Random Forest and Neural Networks). Experiments carried out with 20 testers have demonstrated that the method is very promising for both identification and verification (with success rates above 90%), and can be a viable biometric solution, especially for soft biometric applications.


Hand gesture biometrics Soft biometrics Vision-based biometrics Microsoft Kinect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nahumi Nugrahaningsih
    • 1
  • Marco Porta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Scarpello
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’InformazioneUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly

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