Palmprint Based Verification System Using SURF Features

  • Badrinath G. Srinivas
  • Phalguni Gupta
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 40)


This paper describes the design and development of a prototype of robust biometric system for verification. The system uses features extracted using Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) operator of human hand. The hand image for features is acquired using a low cost scanner. The palmprint region extracted is robust to hand translation and rotation on the scanner. The system is tested on IITK database of 200 images and PolyU database of 7751 images. The system is found to be robust with respect to translation and rotation. It has FAR 0.02%, FRR 0.01% and accuracy of 99.98% and can be a suitable system for civilian applications and high-security environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Badrinath G. Srinivas
    • 1
  • Phalguni Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurIndia

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