Mobile Contactless Fingerprint Recognition: Implementation, Performance and Usability Aspects
This work presents an automated contactless fingerprint recognition system for smart-phones. We provide a comprehensive description of the entire recognition pipeline and discuss important requirements for a fully automated capturing system. In addition, our implementation is made publicly available for research purposes. During a database acquisition, a total number of 1360 contactless and contact-based samples of 29 subjects are captured in two different environmental situations. Experiments on the acquired database show a comparable performance of our contactless scheme and the contact-based baseline scheme under constrained environmental influences. A comparative usability study on both capturing device types indicates that the majority of subjects prefer the contactless capturing method. Based on our experimental results, we analyze the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on fingerprint recognition systems. Finally, implementation aspects of contactless fingerp rint recognition are summarized.