A New Biometric Modality Based on Conjunctival Vasculature
Source: West Virginia University
A new biometric indicator based on the patterns of conjunctival vasculature is proposed. Conjunctival vessels can be observed on the visible part of the sclera that is exposed to the outside world. These vessels demonstrate rich and specific details in visible light, and can be easily photographed using a regular digital camera. This paper discusses methods for conjunctival imaging, preprocessing, and feature extraction in order to derive a suitable conjunctival vascular template for biometric authentication. Commensurate classification methods along with the observed accuracy are discussed. Experimental results suggest the potential of using conjunctival vasculature as a biometric measure.