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Hand-Based Biometric Analysis

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Background

Existing techniques and systems for biometrics-based authentication systems rely on outmoded or inconvenient processes in order to increase identification accuracy.  A system that can perform biometric analysis for identification and/or verification which does not require restrictions on hand placement to the extensive degree used in existing systems is much needed. Additionally, what is needed are techniques for performing such biometric analysis that are robust with regard to changes in placement and changes in points and lines on the hand itself.

 

Description

Our researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have created a novel system which provides robust hand-based identification and verification by analyzing segments of a digital image of a hand.  Our hand-based biometric analysis method can significantly benefit the biometric industry because it has an improved computation efficiency, analysis accuracy, and convenience compared to other methods.

 

Advantages

  • Our system can acquire an image of a hand more efficiently compared to other systems without need to extract landmark points, use pegs, or require any other orientation restrictions.
  • Using segmentation of a hand will increase computation efficiency and analysis accuracy.
  • Our technology may operate on other types of images, as well as being used for purposes other than biometric analysis such as performing passive surveillance using demographic information.

 

Related Documents

 

 

 

UNR06-022

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Shannon Sheehan
Manager, Technology Commercialization
University of Nevada, Reno
ssheehan@unr.edu
Inventors:
George Bebis
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