Biometric system verification based on hand geometry oriented to mobile devices
The Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S) within Centro de Domótica Integral (CeDInt) from Technical University of Madrid has developed a fast and reliable biometric verification system oriented to mobile devices. The system is able to verify an individual based on a hand picture taken by a mobile phone. Main advantages rely on not requiring any contact flat surface, few constraints when carrying out the hand acquisition and a certain resistance against biometric attacks, such as tamper biometrics or spoofing attacks. The proposed system is able to perfom a verification within less than 2 seconds in a standard mobile device (smartphone) with an accuracy of 98%, being also able to achieve false acceptance rates close to 0%, which means a great acceptance by the final user.
This solution is based on a verification software by means of hand geometry, without requiring much collaboration from the final user.
The system is able to verify the identity of a person allowing different degrees of hand rotation and distance to camera, on condition that hand is witihn a plain parallel to the camera.
The proposed method provides with a unique template for ecah individual, based on which the system carries out a comparison involving a very low computational cost.
Furthermore, the implementation of this system in Android allows its embedment in any mobile devices based on this former technology.
"The proposed biometric system is able to verify the identity of an individual with false acceptance rates close to 0% in a mobile devices in less than 2 seconds"
"The use of biometrics on mobile devices could increase the confidence on mobile devices payment, making biometrics being present on each transaction from a mobile device"
Hand Geometry contact
Alberto de Santos Sierra, Carmen Sánchez Ávila
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation-UPM