The nose on your face may not be so plain: Using the nose as a biometric

A Moorhouse, Adrian Evans, G A Atkinson, J Sun, M L Smith

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Abstract

Noses are hard to conceal and relatively invariant to facial expression. Notwithstanding, their use as a biometric has been largely unexplored. Using photometric stereo images, this paper proposes two new features for nose recognition. The first of these uses Fourier descriptors to capture the ridge shape, from the nasion to the tip, and the second uses geometric ratios. Both features are robustly detected using the curvature of the surface normals to locate landmarks. Recognition results for a database of 40 individuals show that, individually, the new features out-perform an eigenface approach for an image of the nasal region. When combined they have a very respectable recognition rate for methods based on one dimensional features, indicating their potential for use within multi-feature recognition systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2009
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages6
Volume2009
ISBN (Electronic)9781849192071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Event3rd International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2009, December 3, 2009 - December 3, 2009 - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Dec 2009 → …

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2009, December 3, 2009 - December 3, 2009
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/12/09 → …

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    Moorhouse, A., Evans, A., Atkinson, G. A., Sun, J., & Smith, M. L. (2009). The nose on your face may not be so plain: Using the nose as a biometric. In 3rd International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, ICDP 2009 (Vol. 2009). [5522293] (IET Seminar Digest). Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/ic.2009.0231