A hybrid learning scheme towards authenticating hand-geometry using multi-modal features

Mahalakshmi Basavaiah Shivabasappa, Sheela Samudrala Venkatesiah


Usage of hand geometry towards biometric-based authentication mechanism has been commercially practiced since last decade. However, there is a rising security problem being surfaced owing to the fluctuating features of hand-geometry during authentication mechanism. Review of existing research techniques exhibits the usage of singular features of hand-geometric along with sophisticated learning schemes where accuracy is accomplished at the higher cost of computational effort. Hence, the proposed study introduces a simplified analytical method which considers multi-modal features extracted from hand geometry which could further improve upon robust recognition system. For this purpose, the system considers implementing hybrid learning scheme using convolution neural network and Siamese algorithm where the former is used for feature extraction and latter is used for recognition of person on the basis of authenticated hand geometry. The main results show that proposed scheme offers 12.2% of improvement in accuracy compared to existing models exhibiting that with simpler amendment by inclusion of multi-modalities, accuracy can be significantly improve without computational burden.


Authentication; Convolution neural network; Hand geometry; Machine learning; Palm recognition

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i1.pp987-996

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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