Volume 42, Issue 4 (July 2014)

    A Novel Biometric System Based Hand Vein Recognition

    (Received 26 April 2013; accepted 5 November 2013)

    Published Online: 2013

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    As a reliable and universal biometric characteristic, hand vein identification has attracted many interested researchers. The hand vein identification system exhibits several excellent advantages in the biometric domain because it meets the increasing demand of accuracy and robustness. In this paper, we propose a new biometric recognition system based on hand vein features. The detection and extraction of the region of interest is based on Voronoi Decomposition. Furthermore, contrast enhancement is based on the Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE) technique. Starting with the basic Gaussian Matched Filter (GMF) and its variant, we propose a new technique called the Improved Gaussian Matched Filter method (IMPGMF) surmounting the false detection of hand vessels with the traditional GMF. Feature points are then detected based on ending and bifurcation structures in the image map obtained with the proposed IMPGMF method and taken as signature for our biometric system. Then, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are used for the classification step. In the validation step, we used a 1500 hand vein image from the BOSPHORUS database. The Error Equal Rate is 0.01 % and the Area Under curve of the corresponding system is approximately 0.98, demonstrating a very high security level.


    Author Information:

    Boukhris Trabelsi, Randa
    Computers Imaging Electronics and Systems Group (CIELS) from Advanced Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Univ. of Sfax, Sfax Engineering School, Sfax,

    Damak Masmoudi, Alima
    Computers Imaging Electronics and Systems Group (CIELS) from Advanced Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Univ. of Sfax, Sfax Engineering School, Sfax,

    Sellami Masmoudi, Dorra
    Computers Imaging Electronics and Systems Group (CIELS) from Advanced Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Univ. of Sfax, Sfax Engineering School, Sfax,


    Stock #: JTE20130104

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20130104

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    Title A Novel Biometric System Based Hand Vein Recognition
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    Committee E11