A Review of H.I.T.: A Manual for the Classification, Filing and Retrieval of Palmprints

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 2


    Stephens, C
    Latent fingerprint examiners, Texas Department of Public Safety,

    Hoffmeister, H
    Latent fingerprint examiners, Texas Department of Public Safety,

    Chastain, JD
    Chief, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Tex.

    Abstract

    The H.I.T. manual for filing, classifying, and retrieving palmprints appears to have been researched fairly well. The author breaks the palm into three separate areas, the hypothenar, interdigital, and thenar areas. From these areas a three-part classification formula is arrived at. This formula is used for filing and retrieving the palmprints much as a classification formula is used with fingerprints. The hypothenar is the area below the upper palm crease (distal transverse crease) and to the little-finger side of the center palm crease (radial longitudinal crease). The interdigital area is the part of the palm bounded on the top by the lowest finger joint creases (metacarpophalangeal creases) and on the bottom by the distal transverse crease. The thenar area is that part of the palm located to the thumb side of the radial longitudinal crease, bounded on the bottom by the wrist crease (carpal crease). From these three areas the author uses a standard fingerprint-sized card on which are located an area for personal descriptors, an area to code in the type of pattern that appears in each of the palm areas (H. for hypothenar, I. for interdigital, and T. for the thenar area), and an area for references to each of the H.I.T. sections


    Paper ID: JFS11281J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11281J

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    Title A Review of H.I.T.: A Manual for the Classification, Filing and Retrieval of Palmprints
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