Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Finger Vein Biometric Algorithm

  • Mitsutoshi Himaga
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_127


Finger vein feature segmentation


Finger vein biometric algorithm is a series of software processes to authenticate a person by using biometric features extracted from his or her finger vein patterns. The algorithm is typically comprised of two major processes, namely, a finger vein feature extraction part and a matching algorithm part.


Finger vein feature extraction, along with finger vein imaging technology, is a core technology in finger vein authentication. By applying this process, a simple  raw finger vein imageis converted into meaningful biometric data that can be used to identify a person. The finger vein feature extraction is executed in both the enrollment process and the authentication process of a finger vein biometric system. In the enrollment process, the extracted biometric data is used to create template data together with the associated personal information such as username or identification numbers. In the authentication process, the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsutoshi Himaga
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  1. 1.Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.TokyoJapan