Hair / Poils & Cheveux

Androgenic hair, also called body hair, and its associated follicles, are a stable biometric trait and can be used for identification:


Androgenic hair / Poils

  • (2014 Apr) A Study on Low Resolution Androgenic Hair Patterns for Criminal and Victim Identification / Han Su ; Adams Wai Kin Kong
  • (2014 Aug) Using Leg Geometry to Align Androgenic Hair Patterns in Low Resolution Images for Criminal and Victim Identification / Frodo Kin-Sun Chan ; Adams Wai-Kin Kong [Singapore]
  • (2014 Nov) Criminal And Victim Identification Using Androgenic Hair Patterns In Low Resolution Images / Y.Shajin; Mr A.Daniel Gurwin Das
  • (same title as the previous paper... but not the same paper!)

  • (2015 Apr) Criminal And Victim Identification Using Androgenic Hair Patterns In Low Resolution Images / Anu Mathews; Simi Indiradevi
  • (2015) Hair Patterns and Skin Marks for Criminal and Victim Identification using RPPSM Approach / K.G. Sudhai, S.V. Rasjeswari
  • (2015) Study of identification of criminals and dupe by androgenic hair patterns / Praveen R. Joshi
  • (2016 Apr) Criminal Identification Based on Androgenic Hair Pattern Using KNN-Clustering Method / T V Raghava Kaushik, Sushmitha Sudarsan, M Sandeep and Ms. S. Sudarvizhi
  • (2016) A Person Identification by Androgenic Hair Patterns On Low Resolution Images Using Neural Network Analysis with Gabor Filter / Ritu Sharma; Prof. Sangita Nikumbh
  • (2016) Androgenic Hair Pattern: A New Approach for Identifying Criminals and Victim / Ms. Shraddha R. Thakare, Dr. Balaji G. Hogade

  • Hair / Cheveux

  • (2006 Jul) Detection and analysis of hair / Yaser Yacoob, Larry Davis
  • (2010) Automatic Hair Detection in theWild / P. Julian; C. Dehais; F. Lauze; V. Charvillat; A. Bartoli; A. Choukroun
  • (2014) On Hair Recognition in the Wild by Machine / Joseph Roth; Xiaoming Liu

  • Headprint / Cheveux



    After separation of hair area from the background in overhead imagery, extraction of features that characterize the color and texture of hair is done for identification purpose. Although the visual appearance of hair cannot be used as a long-term biometric due to the nonrigid nature of hair, a realistic scenario where the time interval between gallery and probe imagery is short enough can achieve reliable performance.

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