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Multi-modal biometrics involving the human ear

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This article discusses the benefits and techniques of biometrics involving the features of the human ear.


Due to its semi-rigid shape and robustness against change over time, the ear has become an increasingly popular biometric feature. It has been shown that combining individual biometric methods into multi-biometric systems improves recognition. What features should be used, how they should be captured, what algorithms should be used, and how they should be combined are all open questions. (Publisher abstract provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2007