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Encyclopedia of Biometrics
Synonyms Hand-geometry reader, Hand-geometry scanner, Hand-scanning device Definition Hand-geometry devices are specially designed biometric devices used for capturing the geometric characteristics (e.g., the length, width, thickness and curvature of the fingers, the palm size, and the distances between joints) of a human hand for hand-geometry-based identity verification. A typical hand-geometry device records images of the lateral and dorsal parts of the hand with a charge-coupled devicedoi:10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_14 fatcat:27xnnnvkrbhx3j7wjjseqsdaza