A real-time focusing algorithm for iris recognition camera

Kang Ryoung Park, Jaihie Kim

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For fast iris recognition, it is very important to capture the user's focused eye image at fast speed. Previous researchers have used the focusing method which has been applied to general landscape scenes without considering the characteristics of the iris image. So, they take much focusing time, especially in the case of the user with glasses. To overcome such problems, we propose a new iris image acquisition method to capture focused eye images at very fast speed based on corneal specular reflection. Experimental results show that the focusing time for both users with and without glasses averages 480 ms, and we conclude that our method can be used for the real-time iris recognition camera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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