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Title: An investigation into the relationship between deposited fingerprint and other body characteristics
Author: Edwards, Mark B.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2683 9824
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2008
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The research presented in this thesis investigated the relationship between deposited fingerprints and body size. The application of the research is the prevention of artificial fingerprint usage to bypass existing biometric fingerprint systems, contributing to an increase in the strength of their security. An anthropometric survey of finger, hand and body size was conducted to investigate the relationship between body size and finger size (n=89). Body measurements were found to correlate well when grouped according to two groups, skeletal length dimensions including stature and limb lengths, and skeletal width dimensions, including limb breadths and depths. Correlations as high as 0.9 were found within these groups. Factors found influential upon correlation strength include gender and the proximity of the limbs: for example, finger length has a higher correlation with hand length than with stature.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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