Periocular Biometrics in the Visible Spectrum
The term periocular refers to the facial region in the immediate vicinity of the eye. Acquisition of the periocular biometric is expected to require less subject cooperation while permitting a larger depth of field compared to traditional ocular biometric traits (viz., iris, retina, and sclera). In this paper, the authors study the feasibility of using the periocular region as a biometric trait. Global and local information are extracted from the periocular region using texture and point operators resulting in a feature set for representing and matching this region.