Transient biometrics using finger nails

Barbosa, I.B. and Theoharis, T. and Schellewald, C. and Athwal, Cham (2013) Transient biometrics using finger nails. In: 6th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2013, 29 September 2013 through 2 October 2013, Washington, DC; United States.

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Transient biometrics, a new concept for biometric recognition, is introduced in this paper. A traditional perspective of biometric recognition systems concentrates on biometric characteristics that are as constant as possible (such as the eye retina), giving accuracy over time but at the same time resulting in resistance to their use for non-critical applications due to the possibility of misuse. In contrast, transient biometrics is based on biometric characteristics that do change over time aiming at increased acceptance in non-critical applications. We show that the fingernail is a transient biometric with a lifetime of approximately two months. Our evaluation datasets are available to the research community. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Data processing, Biometric recognition, Biometric recognition system, Finger nail, Research communities, Biometrics
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-03 - materials and technology > CAH10-03-06 - others in technology
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 13:11
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:02

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