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FAQ - Palmprint Biometrics

>What is Palmprint?

Palmprint is based on ridges, principal lines and wrinkles on the surface of the palm


When you look closely to you palm and fingers, you will notice that the skin is not smooth, but has some sort of a pattern. You will also notice that this pattern is actually formed by the raised portion of the skin. This raised portion is called ridges. When pattern is captured from your palm, then it is called a palmprint, and when captured from the tip of the finger then it is called fingerprints.

What are advantages and disadvantages of Palmprint?

Advantages of Palmprint Biometrics:
  • Since the palm area is much larger, hence more distinctive features can be captured compared to fingerprints. This makes it more even more suitable in identification systems than fingerprints.

Disadvantages of Palmprint Biometrics:

  • The palmprint scanners are usually bulkier and expensive since they need to capture a larger area than the fingerprints scanners.

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