Pose Invariant Palmprint Recognition

  • Chhaya Methani
  • Anoop M. Namboodiri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)


A palmprint based authentication system that can work with a multi-purpose camera in uncontrolled circumstances, such as those mounted on a laptop, mobile device or those for surveillance, can dramatically increase the applicability of such a system. However, the performance of existing techniques for palmprint authentication fall considerably, when the camera is not aligned with the surface of the palm. The problems arise primarily due to variations in appearance introduced due to varying pose, but is compounded by specularity of the skin and blur due to motion and focus. In this paper, we propose a method to deal with variations in pose in unconstrained palmprint imaging. The method can robustly estimate and correct variations in pose, and compute a similarity measure between the corrected test image and a reference image. Experimental results on a set of 100 user’s palms captured at varying poses show a reduction in Equal Error Eate from 22.4% to 8.7%.


Interest Point Equal Error Rate Image Alignment Gait Recognition Palmprint Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chhaya Methani
    • 1
  • Anoop M. Namboodiri
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute of Information TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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