Fingerprint Recognition with Embedded Cameras on Mobile Phones

Derawi Biometrics has been doing research on how to authenticate people from their mobile phone by taking a picture of the finger. Mobile phones with a camera function are capable of capturing image and processing tasks. Fingerprint recognition has been used in many different applications where high security is required. A first step towards a novel biometric authentication approach applying cell phone cameras capturing fingerprint images as biometric traits is proposed.  The proposed method is evaluated using 1320 fingerprint images from each embedded capturing device. Fingerprints are collected by a Nokia N95 and a HTC Desire and performs very promising.  The research is going to be present in the MobiSec 2011 conference, May 17-19, 2011. The full research paper is to be found here.

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