Introduction to trends in fingerprint identification

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This chapter introduces current trends in the acquisition and identification of fingerprint images. This introductory chapter discusses the types of fingerprint impressions and the sensing techniques employed in fingerprint sensors. Different types of contactless 2D fingerprint sensing techniques are discussed, including the comparison with contactless 3D fingerprint systems. This chapter bridges the journey from rolled and inked fingerprint impressions to the more advanced smartphone-based fingerprint sensors, in terms of their resolution and sensing area. It also provides details on publicly accessible implementations on fingerprint matchers and a list of public fingerprint databases along with respective weblinks to enable easy accessibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)2191-6586
ISSN (Electronic)2191-6594

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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