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Perspective Multiplication for Multi-Perspective Enrolment in Finger Vein Recognition

This is "The Multimedia Signal Processing and Security Lab", short WaveLab, website. We are a research group at the Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces (AIHI) Department of the University of Salzburg led by Andreas Uhl. Our research is focused on Visual Data Processing and associated security questions. Most of our work is currently concentrated on Biometrics, Media Forensics and Media Security, Medical Image and Video Analysis, and application oriented fundamental research in digital humanities, individualised aquaculture and sustainable wood industry.


Finger vein recognition deals with the identification of subjects based on their venous pattern within the fingers. It has been shown that its recognition accuracy heavily depends on a good alignment of the acquired samples. There are several approaches that try to reduce the impact of finger misplacement. However, none of this approaches is able to prevent all possible types of finger misplacements. As finger vein scanners are evolving towards contact-less acquisition, alignment problems, especially due to longitudinal finger rotation, are becoming even more important. One way to tackle this problem is capturing the vein structure from different perspectives during enrolment, but cost and complexity of capturing devices increases with the number of involved cameras. In this article, a new method to reduce the number of cameras needed for multi-perspective enrolment is presented. The reduction is achieved by introducing additional pseudo perspectives in-between two adjacent cameras. The obtained perspectives are used for additional comparisons during authentication. This way, the complexity of the enrolment devices can be reduced while keeping the recognition performance at a high level.


[Prommegger19e    ] Perspective Multiplication for Multi-Perspective Enrolment in Finger Vein Recognition Bernhard Prommegger, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'19), pp. 107-117, Darmstadt, Germany, September 18 - 20

Data Sets

PLUSVein Finger Rotation Data Set

The PLUSVein Finger Rotation Data Set (PLUSVein-FR) is a partly publically available finger vein data set. It contains finger images captured all around the finger from 63 different subjects, 4 fingers (index and middle finger from both hands) per subject, which sums up to a total of 252 unique fingers. Further information regarding the data set can be found by the following link:

PLUSVein-FR Data Set

Evaluation Framework Information

The experimental evaluations have been conducted using the open source vein recognition framework (PLUS OpenVein Finger- and Hand-Vein Toolkit) provided by the University of Salzburg. This is a feature extraction and matching/evaluation framework for finger- and hand-vein recognition implemented in MATLAB. It was tested on MATLAB 2016 and should work with all version of MATLAB newer or equal to 2016. This software is under the Simplified BSD license.

A more detailed description of the framework as well as its sources can be found here:

PLUS OpenVein Finger- and Hand-Vein Toolkit

The framework contains all the feature extraction, comparison as well as evaluation methods used for the experiments in the paper.


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