Palm Vein Verification System Based on SIFT Matching

  • Pierre-Olivier Ladoux
  • Christophe Rosenberger
  • Bernadette Dorizzi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)


We present in this communication a new biometric system based on the use of hand veins acquired by an infrared imager. After the preprocessing stage and binarization, the vein image is characterized by specific patterns. One originality of the proposed system is to use SIFT descriptors for the verification process. The developed method only necessitates a single image for the enrollment step allowing a very fast verification. The experimental results on a database containing images of 24 individuals acquired after two sessions show the efficiency of the proposed method.


Hand vein modality IR acquisition normalization preprocessing SIFT descriptors key points matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Olivier Ladoux
    • 1
  • Christophe Rosenberger
    • 2
  • Bernadette Dorizzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institue TELECOM Télécom & Management SudParisÉvry CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire GREYC ENSICAEN – CNRSUniversité de Caen Basse-NormandieCaenFrance

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