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VASIR: An Open-Source Research Platform for Advanced Iris Recognition Technologies.

Lee Y, Micheals RJ, Filliben JJ, Phillips PJ - J Res Natl Inst Stand Technol (2013)

Bottom Line: VASIR has three primary modules: 1) Image Acquisition 2) Video Processing, and 3) Iris Recognition.Each module consists of several sub-components that have been optimized by use of rigorous orthogonal experiment design and analysis techniques.The results showed that even though VASIR was primarily developed and optimized for the less-constrained video case, it still achieved high verification rates for the traditional still-image case.

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Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

ABSTRACT
The performance of iris recognition systems is frequently affected by input image quality, which in turn is vulnerable to less-than-optimal conditions due to illuminations, environments, and subject characteristics (e.g., distance, movement, face/body visibility, blinking, etc.). VASIR (Video-based Automatic System for Iris Recognition) is a state-of-the-art NIST-developed iris recognition software platform designed to systematically address these vulnerabilities. We developed VASIR as a research tool that will not only provide a reference (to assess the relative performance of alternative algorithms) for the biometrics community, but will also advance (via this new emerging iris recognition paradigm) NIST's measurement mission. VASIR is designed to accommodate both ideal (e.g., classical still images) and less-than-ideal images (e.g., face-visible videos). VASIR has three primary modules: 1) Image Acquisition 2) Video Processing, and 3) Iris Recognition. Each module consists of several sub-components that have been optimized by use of rigorous orthogonal experiment design and analysis techniques. We evaluated VASIR performance using the MBGC (Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge) NIR (Near-Infrared) face-visible video dataset and the ICE (Iris Challenge Evaluation) 2005 still-based dataset. The results showed that even though VASIR was primarily developed and optimized for the less-constrained video case, it still achieved high verification rates for the traditional still-image case. For this reason, VASIR may be used as an effective baseline for the biometrics community to evaluate their algorithm performance, and thus serves as a valuable research platform.

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Portal acquisition process at a distance by an Iris On the Move (IOM) system—taken from the paper written by Bowyer et al. [10] with permission.
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f3-jres.118.011: Portal acquisition process at a distance by an Iris On the Move (IOM) system—taken from the paper written by Bowyer et al. [10] with permission.

Mentions: According to a study conducted by Atos Origin for the U.K. Passport Service [2], iris recognition was the most preferred biometric method for the participant—compared to fingerprint and face recognition. Nevertheless, the participants found it difficult to interact with the system, especially positioning and the time taken in the enrollment process, particularly for disabled participants. To address these concerns, Matey et al. [12] developed the Iris On Move (IOM) system to provide a decreased acquisition time and to make the capturing process easier. The system has the capability of taking a NIR face-visible video of subjects while they are walking through a portal at normal walking speed at a distance (approximately 10 feet [3m] away) as shown in Fig. 3. The IOM output will be videos consisting primarily of the face, hair, ear, and neck.


VASIR: An Open-Source Research Platform for Advanced Iris Recognition Technologies.

Lee Y, Micheals RJ, Filliben JJ, Phillips PJ - J Res Natl Inst Stand Technol (2013)

Portal acquisition process at a distance by an Iris On the Move (IOM) system—taken from the paper written by Bowyer et al. [10] with permission.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4487315&req=5

f3-jres.118.011: Portal acquisition process at a distance by an Iris On the Move (IOM) system—taken from the paper written by Bowyer et al. [10] with permission.
Mentions: According to a study conducted by Atos Origin for the U.K. Passport Service [2], iris recognition was the most preferred biometric method for the participant—compared to fingerprint and face recognition. Nevertheless, the participants found it difficult to interact with the system, especially positioning and the time taken in the enrollment process, particularly for disabled participants. To address these concerns, Matey et al. [12] developed the Iris On Move (IOM) system to provide a decreased acquisition time and to make the capturing process easier. The system has the capability of taking a NIR face-visible video of subjects while they are walking through a portal at normal walking speed at a distance (approximately 10 feet [3m] away) as shown in Fig. 3. The IOM output will be videos consisting primarily of the face, hair, ear, and neck.

Bottom Line: VASIR has three primary modules: 1) Image Acquisition 2) Video Processing, and 3) Iris Recognition.Each module consists of several sub-components that have been optimized by use of rigorous orthogonal experiment design and analysis techniques.The results showed that even though VASIR was primarily developed and optimized for the less-constrained video case, it still achieved high verification rates for the traditional still-image case.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

ABSTRACT
The performance of iris recognition systems is frequently affected by input image quality, which in turn is vulnerable to less-than-optimal conditions due to illuminations, environments, and subject characteristics (e.g., distance, movement, face/body visibility, blinking, etc.). VASIR (Video-based Automatic System for Iris Recognition) is a state-of-the-art NIST-developed iris recognition software platform designed to systematically address these vulnerabilities. We developed VASIR as a research tool that will not only provide a reference (to assess the relative performance of alternative algorithms) for the biometrics community, but will also advance (via this new emerging iris recognition paradigm) NIST's measurement mission. VASIR is designed to accommodate both ideal (e.g., classical still images) and less-than-ideal images (e.g., face-visible videos). VASIR has three primary modules: 1) Image Acquisition 2) Video Processing, and 3) Iris Recognition. Each module consists of several sub-components that have been optimized by use of rigorous orthogonal experiment design and analysis techniques. We evaluated VASIR performance using the MBGC (Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge) NIR (Near-Infrared) face-visible video dataset and the ICE (Iris Challenge Evaluation) 2005 still-based dataset. The results showed that even though VASIR was primarily developed and optimized for the less-constrained video case, it still achieved high verification rates for the traditional still-image case. For this reason, VASIR may be used as an effective baseline for the biometrics community to evaluate their algorithm performance, and thus serves as a valuable research platform.

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