Generating and analyzing synthetic finger ve in images

Fieke Hillerström, Ajay Kumar Pathak, Raymond Veldhuis

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The finger-vein biometric offers a higher degree of security, personal privacy and strong anti-spoofing capabilities than most other biometric modalities employed today. Emerging privacy concerns with the database acquisition and lack of availability of large scale finger-vein databases have posed challenges in exploring this technology for large scale applications. This paper details the first attempt to synthesize finger-vein images and presents analysis of synthesized images for the biometrics authentication. We generate a database of 50,000 fingervein images, corresponding to 5000 different subjects, with 10 different synthesized finger-vein images from each of the subject. We use tractable probability models to compare synthesized finger-vein images with the real fingervein images for their image variability. This paper also presents matching accuracy using the synthesized finger-vein database from 5000 different subjects, using 225,000 genuine and 1249,750,000 impostor matching scores, which suggests significant promises from finger-vein biometric modality for the large scale biometrics applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOSIG 2014 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group
PublisherGesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783885796244
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event13th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2014 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 10 Sept 201412 Sept 2014


Conference13th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications


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