International Journal of Computer Applications
Security is a major concern in many facets of life today. During the last decade, Forensic Science in India has also taken a big leap. Recent introduction of the said biometrics facilities in Forensic Laboratories is now ready to take the forensics to the doorsteps of common man. A decade ago, a new branch of biometric technology, palmprint authentication, was proposed whereby lines and points are extracted from palms for personal identification. In this paper, the authors consider the palmprint as a piece of texture imprint and apply texture-based feature extraction techniques to palmprint authentication. In order to make the proposed algorithm rotation and translation invariant, the ROI of the imprint has been cropped from the captured palmprint image, prior to feature extraction.