Contactless authentication


Recently, contactless hand biometrics authentication has become increasingly popular among biometric researchers. These systems offer several advantages over traditional hand identification systems, including ease of capture and affordability, as they do not require the user’s hand to make direct contact with the sensor.

The Mobile Hand Biometrics (MHB) dataset includes images of fingerprint, palmprint, and hand geometry. These images are captured with a mobile camera without any physical contact, under various lighting conditions, and in free positions.


A short time ago, the study of contactless fingerprint authentication gained appeal among biometric researchers. Contactless fingerprint systems offer various advantages, such as ease of capture and affordability, over conventional fingerprint identification systems, which demand that the user's finger make direct contact with the sensor.