Newborn's Biometric Identification: Can it be done?

@inproceedings{Weingaertner2008NewbornsBI,
  title={Newborn's Biometric Identification: Can it be done?},
  author={Daniel Weingaertner and Olga R. P. Bellon and Luciano Silva and M{\^o}nica N. L. Cat},
  booktitle={VISAPP},
  year={2008}
}
In this article we propose a novel biometric identification method for newborn babies using their palmprints. A new high resolution optical sensor was developed, which obtains images with enough ridge minutiae to uniquely identify the baby. The palm and footprint images of 106 newborns were analysed, leading to the conclusion that palmprints yield more detailed images then footprints. Fingerprint experts from the Identifcation Institute of Paraná State performed two matching tests, resulting in… CONTINUE READING
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