Title: Fingerprint Recognition for Children
Authors: SCHUMACHER Guenter
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC85145
ISBN: 978-92-79-33389-7 (print)
978-92-79-33388-0 (CD-ROM)
978-92-79-33390-3 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 26193
OP LB-NA-26193-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-26193-EN-Z (CD-ROM)
OP LB-NA-26193-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC85145
DOI: 10.2788/30687
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This document is the final report of the Fingerprint Recognition Study of Children below the Age of 12 Years . The key findings of the study are: • Growth has limited influence on fingerprint recognition • Size (in terms of the dimensions of the relevant fingerprint characteristics) does not constitute any theoretical barrier for automated fingerprint recognition. • Image quality (in terms of low contrast and distortion effects) is the ultimate problem for child fingerprints, and image quality is strongly influenced by size. • Relevant quality metrics for fingerprints need revision with regard to the children case. • Isotropic growth model may serve as a good approximation to cover changes over time. • Alternative acquisition devices for fingerprints should be seriously considered in the future. Apart from these major findings, the report provides a number of recommendations to improve the process of acquiring fingerprints from children.
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