Hand-Geometry Device [chapter]

Raul Sanchez-Reillo, Samir Tamer, Guangming Lu, Raul Sanchez-Reillo, Nicolae Duta, Graham Leedham, Vitomir Štruc, Nikola Pavešić, Stan Z. Li, Javier Hernando, James W. Davis, Vinay Sharma (+2 others)
2009 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 device
more » ... camera that is mounted above a flat surface on which the person presented to the device places his/her hand. The set of geometrical features extracted from these images is then matched against a pre-recorded template stored in the device's database. Depending on the result of this matching procedure, the identity of the person presented to the device is either verified or not.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_14 fatcat:27xnnnvkrbhx3j7wjjseqsdaza